(120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE)
Genre: Drama, HistoryDuration: 140Language: French with English subtitles
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A beautiful, stirring call to action about the AIDS epidemic of the 80s and early 90s, BPM follows a new romance within a chapter of ACT-UP Paris, the activist group going to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on major Pharma companies and the lacklustre government response with bold, invasive protests – embracing their mission with literal life or death urgency.
Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group's radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.
French-Moroccan director Robin Campillo and his co-writer Philippe Mangeot were both active members of ACT UP at the time, and their real recollections serve as fierce inspiration for 120 BPM.
• Grand Prix, FIPRESCI Prize, François Chalais Prize, Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival 2017
• Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2017
• Official Selection, San Sebastian International Film Festival 2017