End of the Century
Wed Nov 13, 20:45
Film, Barbican Cinema, £12 / £11 con
Argentinian Ocho is visiting Barcelona when handsome stranger Javi catches his eye, but it takes two more chance encounters for the two men to connect. Sweaty sex turns into an amorous date before Lucio Castro’s poetic and delicate debut takes us into an unexpected direction as the narrative jumps back in time. Over the period of two decades fleeting moments of intimacy and deep emotional bonds coalesce into a love story that transcends temporal boundaries while touching on all the modern trappings of gay romance from hook up culture to open relationships and marriage. Through its clever disruption of linear storytelling End of the Century reveals the serendipity of life’s twists and turns and that rare thing of two lovers who are just meant for each other, across time, space and circumstance.
Fin de Siglo
dir. Lucio Castro | Argentina | 2019 | 84 min | Spanish with English subtitles
with Juan Barberini, Ramón Pujol
UK distribution Peccadillo Pictures
Short before the feature
HAVE WE MET BEFORE? | dir. Oli Mason | UK | 2019 | 12min
with Pierre Emö, Stanton Plummer Cambridge
The thrill of the chase has excited gay men through the ages. Oli Mason’s playful docudrama delves into the history of cruising from private members clubs to hook up culture with juicy oral testimonies supporting its delectable cast of two.
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