BPM (beats per minute)

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BPM (beats per minute)
Robin Campillo
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel

“Campillo [Eastern Boys]’s unabashedly untidy film stands as a hot-blooded counter to the more polite strain of political engagement present in such prestige AIDS dramas as Philadelphia and Dallas Buyers Club. Candidly queer in its perspective and unafraid of eroticism in the face of tragedy.” (Variety) This ferocious feature centers on a group of ACT-UP activists in 90s Paris. “The beauty of BPM, and what connects its hard-fought, well-remembered battles to those of the present, lies in its willingness to embrace life in all its messiness, its refusal to pretend that the personal isn’t also political and vice versa. You may well weep at the end, but you might also feel like snapping your fingers.” (LA Times)

Winner of the FIPRESCI prize & Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes and named Best Foreign Film of 2017 by both the LA & NY Film Critics.

website: theorchard.com/filmtv

DCP color
2 hours 20 minutes
release year/country
2017 France