Two men meet in Barcelona and after spending a day together they realize that they have already met twenty years ago.
Long, meaningful conversations are held in single, static takes, showing off the easy naturalism of the performances, whilst Castro’s script cleverly shows how people’s priorities and outlooks shift as their experiences grow.| Read in full: End of the Century movie review We Love Cinema
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.The Guardian
Like a great poem, End of the Century gives voice to a seemingly indescribable feeling, one anyone who’s ever fallen in love will recognize from deep in their soul - as if bumping into an old friend you forgot how much you liked.IndieWire
Life is going to sort you out, regardless, and End of the Century is at its best whenever Castro keeps things thematically and temperamentally woozy.Hollywood Reporter
[A] lean script and two outstanding performances charged with a palpable erotic chemistry result in a deeply moving reflection on the intangible aspects of encounters that resonate in unexpected ways.Sight & Sound