End of the Century Reviews

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August 2, 2020
End of the Century resists any precious overtures at universality in a reach for specificity that overwhelms and in that specificity feels more moving than its initial casualness might suggest.
May 11, 2020
Sadly, End of the Century lacks the emotional punch that would've allowed its messaging to shine through in a big way.
April 13, 2020
A painful reflection on maturity condemned to the cruel company of memories. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 31, 2020
A simple story told in beautiful style by writer/director Lucio Castro, it's a beguiling drama that skillfully blends the past and present to craft its narrative in fascinating fashion.
March 19, 2020
Like 'Sliding Doors' with added subtlety and soul, this swooning love story spins the idea of 'what if?' into something deeply romantic.
February 24, 2020
This is lyrical, romantic, anxious.
February 20, 2020
There's almost a serene, ghostly air to End of the Century that manipulates time, memory and romance, artfully spinning a simple story into something far more evocative.
February 20, 2020
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
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 17, 2020
Starting from banal observations of a solitary holiday, it builds into a sexy, beguiling reflection on love and the endless possibilities that flow from one meaningful connection.
February 6, 2020
A story that transcends beyond its form. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 6, 2020
In his debut film, Lucio Castro... explores with notable subtleties the tensions between desire, fears, and the time that never comes back. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 13, 2020
End of the Century starts out like an Iberian sequel to Weekend, only to become a kind of post-modern exploration of love, sex, intimacy, and possible lives.
December 21, 2019
Castro deftly begins to meld past and present into one narrative, unfolding like waves of memory slowly drifting back as faint recollections of a long forgotten dream.
December 20, 2019
Sensuous and delicate.
December 19, 2019
Lucio Castro's emotionally muted yet fascinating debut feature.
December 12, 2019
An elegant use of music. [Full review in Spanish]
November 15, 2019
What End of the Century doesn't bring in drama it offers up in patient attention to life's unexpected turns and movements and the heft they acquire over time.
November 7, 2019
Sweet and sexy romance End of the Century explores a world of what-ifs for two handsome strangers.
October 21, 2019
Beautifully shot by cinematographer Bernat Mestres with a still camera and a leisurely pace.
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