Liberated from the gay 101 politics of Weekend, End of the Century is able to live in quiet details. No need to talk about the closet when instead a character can serve up milk-based cocktails. It’s cinema. The audience can know without words.
Another queer film to which End of the Century might draw comparisons: Desert Hearts, the lesbian romance set in Reno, Nevada, where all you need to get rid of your husband is a 30 day residency. At…