End of the Century Reviews

October 21, 2019
Beautifully shot by cinematographer Bernat Mestres with a still camera and a leisurely pace.
October 18, 2019
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
As we try and sort out truth from fantasy, "End of the Century" becomes an invigorating and poignant film about paths not taken, and how the choices we make end up defining who we are.
October 4, 2019
One of the year's most surprisingly inventive and emotionally enveloping directorial debuts, End of the Century is so much more than your typical indie romance.
September 25, 2019
Overall, this is elegant, transcendent work, both modern and nostalgic.
September 19, 2019
[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 12, 2019
Closing on a note that's almost meta-physical in its sense of wish-fulfillment, End Of The Century is a profoundly moving, intensely quiet romance drama
August 19, 2019
It's remarkably hopeful and deeply moving.
August 19, 2019
As all of these fleeting moments of intimacy reel the viewer in, the last act is a gutting and beautiful one-two punch that will leave audiences reeling.
August 18, 2019
[The] real star of the film is Castro, who captures the deliberate rhythms of a life lived in the moment.
August 16, 2019
With its confident storytelling, beautiful cinematography and effortlessly real central performances, it's the mark of a stunning new voice in cinema.
Top Critic
August 15, 2019
Despite its deliberate storytelling, End of the Century left me cold.
August 15, 2019
The gay equivalent of Richard Linklater's Before trilogy, distilled into a single film.
August 15, 2019
The measured ordinariness of its first section [is] a sly setup for a poetic film that handles narrative as a kind of scarf dance.
July 13, 2019
End of the Century is a love story drenched in a nostalgic magical realism that constantly shifts its own logic, as if recognizing the futility of containing its uncontainable romance.
July 12, 2019
Castro's feature-length directorial debut is a profound and casually artful expression of the lengths to which people go in order to not have to embody their desires.
July 12, 2019
With idyllic scenarios of the welcome beauty of finding someone who wants you, Fin de siglo is a gorgeous examination of what 21st century relationships can look like.
June 22, 2019
...the film is a well-crafted exploration of how chance encounters have the capacity to dramatically alter the course of personal histories, but [two time disruptions] undermine the capacity of audiences to fully invest in the narrative.
June 14, 2019
[A]n absolutely hypnotic romance.... End of the Century unfolds slowly, deliberately and it plays with time, memory and imagination in ways that will provoke viewers. It also features a scene of the guys dancing that is pure magic.
April 1, 2019
A fine debut about a fleeting romance...