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From age 12 and up Offensive use of language Sex
Robin Campillo, 120 140 minutes Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Félix Maritaud France French 28 September 2017 Dutch

A stirring and moving exploration of the ACT UP movement that protested government inaction on AIDS in the 1990s. Nathan, a newcomer to the movement, has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical militant. Winner of the Grand Prix du Jury in Cannes.

The personal and the political are connected in Robin Campillo's 120 BPM. The writer/director draws on his personal experience as a member of AIDS activist organisation ACT UP in 1990's Paris, embedding an intimately observed love story within a vivid evocation of the dynamics of radical protest.

Campillo wrote Laurent Cantet's Golden Palm-winner ENTRE LES MURS (2008) and his skill for catching the currents of a group discussion is as persuasive as ever. The issues raised by ACT UP take on clear and present life in 2017 as the young activists brainstorm, plan dramatic interventions and storm the institutions that would let them die.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FILM IS IN FRENCH, WITH DUTCH SUBTITLES.

★★★★ de Limburger '..authentiek overkomende jongeren die vol strijd vol passie voeren. Hun solidariteit in hun strijd ontroert.'
★★★★ de Volkskrant - 'Robin Campillo schetst fijnzinnig de strijd tegen aids in het Frankrijk van de jaren negentig.'
★★★★ NRC - 'Dit zijn geen beroepsactivisten met tunnelvisie, dit is politiek op zijn persoonlijkst. Over leven of dood.'