120 BPM (Beats per Minute)/ 120 battements par minute
Director : Robin Campillo/France/140/French/2017
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.
Director : Robin Campillo Screenplay : Robin Campillo,Philippe Mangeot Producer : Hugues Charbonneau, Marie Ange Luciani DoP Jeanne Lapoirie Editor : Robin Campillo Music Arnaud Rebotini Sound Design : Julien Sicart Cast Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Felix Maritaud, Ariel Borenstein
Awards/ Festivals Cannes Film Festival – FIPRESCI, Grand Prize of the Jury San Sebastian IFF – Best Film International Cinephile Society Awards – Palme d’Or Hamburg Film Festival, London Film Festival