BPM (Beats Per Minute)

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

A FILM BY: Robin Campillo
WRITTEN BY: Robin Campillo, Philippe Mangeot
STARRING: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel

***Grand Prix Winner - 2017 Cannes Film Festival!***

In French with English subtitles

In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a 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.

“Full of cinematic life… Combines elegy, tragedy, urgency and a defiant euphoria” --The Guardian

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Country of Origin: France
Language: French
Run Time: 140 mins
Format: DCP