END OF THE CENTURY
Cinema Guild acquires New Director’s/New Films standout End of the Century
NEW YORK, NY- Cinema Guild announced today the acquisition of all U.S. distribution rights to Lucio Castro's End of the Century. The film made its world premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA’s New Directors/New Films. More festival dates are soon to be announced, with a theatrical opening expected later in 2019.
In his alluring debut feature, 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. "Lucio's film is beyond genre," said Cinema Guild Director of Distribution Peter Kelly. "It’s a wonderful, complex, thoughtful and entertaining piece of art. Audiences will marvel at its unique structure and engaging characters."
"We are delighted to partner with Cinema Guild," said Stray Dogs’ founder Nathan Fischer. "They take really good care of filmmakers and Lucio will be in great company in their line up."
The deal was negotiated by Peter Kelly of Cinema Guild with Nathan Fischer of Stray Dogs.
Cinema Guild is a premier distributor of world cinema, independent films and documentaries, whose upcoming releases include Raul Ruiz’s The Wandering Soap Opera and Angela Schanelec’s I Was at Home, But... Recent theatrical releases include RaMell Ross’s Academy Award-nominated Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Hong Sangsoo’s Grass and Hotel by the River, Qiu Sheng’s Suburban Birds and Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree.
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