Director: Robin Campillo | 135-mins. | France | 2017 | Drama/LGBTQ | TRAILER Presented with the generous support of Artists For Life... Set in the early 1990s, the film depicts
Director: Robin Campillo | 135-mins. | France | 2017 | Drama/LGBTQ | TRAILER
Presented with the generous support of Artists For Life… Set in the early 1990s, the film depicts a group of HIV/AIDS activists associated with the Paris chapter of the prominent direct action advocacy group ACT UP, which worked to impact the lives of people with AIDS. Nathan (Arnaud Valois), a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up with Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart), a radical militant, as they become immersed into ACT UP meetings, protest rallies, and demonstrations (which are both shocking and humorously presented). Director Robin Campillo and co-screenwriter Philippe Mangeot drew on their personal experiences with ACT UP when developing the story. Screening earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, BPM left garnered great critical acclaim and won four awards, including the Grand Prix and the Queer Palm. French with English subtitles.
About The Director:
Robin Campillo is a Moroccan-born French screenwriter, editor and film director. He is known for his work on films such as Palme d’Or winner THE CLASS (2008), HEADING SOUTH (2005), EASTERN BOYS (2013), and TIME OUT (2001). Campillo’s latest, BPM, signals how his expertise within the cinematic art of editing and writing has evolved him into a full fledged filmmakers capable of making personal stories on socially conscious topics.
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