BPM - BEATS PER MINUTE
120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE
A film by Robin Campillo
144 minutes - France - 2017 - Drama
screening in French with English subtitles
not recommended for children
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.
Nahuel PEREZ BISCAYART
Screenwriters: Robin CAMPILLO
in collaboration with Philippe MANGEOT
Photography: Jeanne LAPOIRIE
Get Together after the screening:
Complimentary glass of wine offered by
Chateau Villa Bel-Air in the lobby of the Theatre.