Cinecity 15th Brighton Film Festival

10 - 26 November

120 Beats per minute

13 Nov 6:30 pm: 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Director: Robin Campillo

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Moroccan-born French screenwriter, director and editor Robin Campillo, whose various credits include The Class (2008) and Eastern Boys (2013), draws on his own personal experience of the AIDS activist group ACT UP-Paris in the 1990s in this extraordinary portrait of its members, the issues they faced and the political activism they engaged in. Winner of the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes and destined to become a modern queer classic, 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) – the average human heart rate – is by turns urgent, heart-breaking, sensual and passionate, intelligent and life affirming.

A film structured around the power of discourse, with many of its scenes taking place during the group’s weekly meetings, 120 BPM revolves around HIV-negative new member Nathan (Arnaud Valois) and his blossoming romantic relationship with strident group member Sean (Nahuel Perez Biscayart). Campillo has created an inspiring and deeply emotional tale that brilliantly balances the personal and the political.

French with English subtitles

Starring: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel

Produced in: 2017

Running time: 144 mins

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