BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Winner Grand Jury Prize Cannes Film Festival 2017
‘Robin Campillo’s outstanding AIDS activist drama melds the personal, the political and the erotic to heart-bursting effect.’
Taking out both the Grand Jury Prize and Queer Palm at Cannes last year, director Robin Campillo (Eastern Boys) draws on his own experience as an ACT UP member in Paris in the early ‘90s. Driven by a pulsating house music score by composer Arnaud Rebotini, this passionate, moving and urgent call to arms delves deep into the politics and commitment of this group of people who were literally fighting for their lives. At the centre of the film is a heartbreaking love story but the wonder and power of BPM is that it doesn’t forget that amongst the fighting and the political debate, there is love, there is fucking and there is dancing.
Courtesy: Madman Entertainment
French with English subtitles
Proudly presented by Victorian Aids Council