Palme d’Or
Cannes Film Festival
Queer Palm
Cannes Film Festival
Grand Prix
Cannes Film Festival
Robin Campillo's outstanding AIDS activist drama melds the personal, the political and the erotic to heart-bursting effect.
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BPM (Beats Per Minute)

In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 11.10.17 - 11.16.17
Royal, 11.03.17 - 11.16.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 144 min
Language: French

Director: Robin Campillo
Cast: Adèle Haenel, Arnaud Valois, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart

  • Nominee, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
  • Winner, Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival
  • Winner, Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
A wrenching love story, set in Paris in the early 1990s, told against the background of HIV/AIDS activists battling against government and pharmaceutical indifference as they fight for their lives. The group is ACT UP-Paris and the movie is 'BPM (Beats Per Minute),' an impassioned an...