End of the Century Reviews

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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 1, 2019
A fine debut about a fleeting romance...