Beats Per Minute
- 120 battements par minute
- Section: LUX Film Prize
- 2017 / 140 min
- Director: Robin Campillo
- Cast: Adèle Haenel, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, François Rabette, Pascal Tantot, Antoine Reinartz
- French version with Czech subtitles
Contact: Film Europe
A film sure to quicken your pulse.
It is the early 1990s and the AIDS epidemic has been claiming innocent lives for ten years. Despite this reality, activists from the ACT UP movement in Paris are struggling with public indifference, government apathy and the skullduggery of pharmaceutical companies. Nathan, a newbie, meets Sean, a radical of the movement who, through his political fight, is struggling for his own life. Sean is HIV positive and his life is growing relentlessly shorter…
Awards: Cannes FF 2017: Grand Prize of the Jury, FIPRESCI Prize, Queer Palm, François Chalais Award. European Film Awards 2017: European Editor. San Sebastián IFF 2017: Best Film. Chicago IFF 2017: Gold Q-Hugo. International Cinephile Society Awards 2017, 2018: ICS Cannes Award, Best Film Not in the English Language, Best Ensemble. And other awards.