End of the Century (18*) + short

Part of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest

A man reclines on a beach in dark pink shorts and a teal cap, holding a book and looking at another man by the sea

Argentinian Ocho (Juan Barberini) is visiting Barcelona when handsome stranger Javi (Ramón Pujol) 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 debut takes us in an unexpected direction, as the narrative jumps back in time. Over two decades, fleeting moments of intimacy and deep emotional bonds coalesce into a love story that transcends time, while touching on the modern trappings of gay romance, from open relationships to marriage.

Through its clever disruption of linear storytelling, the film 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.

+ Have We Met Before? 

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. 

Argentina 2019 Dir Lucio Castro 84 min

UK 2019 Dir Oli Mason 12 min 

This event is sponsored by Scruff

 

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