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End of the Century (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Understated yet impactful, End of the Century offers viewers a powerful love story, elegantly told.

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When Ocho (Juan Barberini), a 30-something Argentine poet on vacation in Barcelona, spots Javi (Ramón Pujol), a Spaniard from Berlin, from the balcony of his Airbnb, the attraction is subtle but persistent. After a missed connection on the beach, a third chance encounter escalates to a seemingly random hookup. But are these two merely beautiful strangers in a foreign city or are they part of each other's histories-and maybe even their destinies?

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All Critics (38) | Top Critics (11)

Like 'Sliding Doors' with added subtlety and soul, this swooning love story spins the idea of 'what if?' into something deeply romantic.

March 19, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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The film is like finding one of Proust's madeleines tucked inside a short story by Borges, where it keeps vanishing and reappearing.

February 20, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It balances what is with what might have been and what could still be, and, although the result is maybe a bit less substantial than Castro intended, there is a certain literary elegance in the way he sketches it out.

February 20, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Castro excels in showing how ostensibly small discoveries, like a gutting line in a book or a song that gives perfect shape to a moment, can be bright markers in life, signifying a beginning, a middle, or an end.

October 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall, this is elegant, transcendent work, both modern and nostalgic.

September 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[T]his seductive drama, written, directed and edited by Lucio Castro in his feature debut, carves its own niche as an intimate, time-jumping look at life and love's fortuitous twists and turns.

September 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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