END OF THE CENTURY [blu-ray]

END OF THE CENTURY [blu-ray]

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Code: 5289
A film by Lucio Castro

2019 / Argentina / 84 min 
Spanish DTS-HD 2.0 / NR
English Subtitles

Pre-Order: Ships February 25, 2019



    Synopsis

    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.



    Special Features

    - Audio Commentary with director Lucio Castro and composer Robert Lombardo
    - Two short films by Lucio Castro
    - Q&A with Cast and Crew  from the New Directors/New Films premiere at Film at Lincoln Center 
    - Theatrical Trailer
    - Booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Koresky



    Film Reviews

    "THE BEST GAY FILM OF THE YEAR."
    – Jude Dry, IndieWire

    "Poetic. Ambitious. Ambiguous... A promising first feature."
    – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

    "A gorgeous examination of what 21st century relationships can look like."
    – Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla

    "A sublimely haunting experience... Lucio Castro's debut feels like a gay spin on Richard Linklater’s ‘Before’ trilogy, all distilled into a single film."
    – Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap

    "An absolutely hypnotic romance... Pure magic."
    – Gary Kramer, San Francisco Bay Times

    "A hell of a debut... a profoundly moving, intensely quiet romance drama."
    – Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast


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