• End of the Century

End of the Century

a film by Lucio Castro
2019, 84 minutes


In his alluring debut feature, Lucio Castro offers both a sun-soaked European travelogue and an epic, decades-spanning romance. 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?

Castro deliberately parses out mystery after mystery, leading the audience on a journey of discovery as the two leading men discover themselves and each other. With sumptuous lensing of a Barcelona summertime and tangible chemistry between the actors, END OF THE CENTURY is a love story that echoes across time.


"End of the Century is at its most intense, and sexiest, when it’s also at its most unknowable."
- Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

"An erotic, emotional imagining of a Grindr hookup as memory palace."
– Keith Uhlich, The Hollywood Reporter

"An absolutely hypnotic romance."
San Francisco Bay Times

Press Materials

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Where to watch

Opens in Theaters August 16, 2019


Aug 16: IFC Center - New York, NY

Sep 20-26: Nuart Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Sep 27-Oct 3: Opera Plaza Cinemas - San Francisco, CA
Sep 27-Oct 3: Shattuck Cinemas - Berkeley, CA

Festivals & Awards

Winner - Best Film - Buenos Aires Film Festival
Winner - Best First Film - Frameline: San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival
Official Selection - New Directors/New Films
Official Selection - Outfest: Los Angeles Film Festival


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