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120 BPM

120 battements par minute

This rousing, heartbreaking celebration of political activism is nothing short of a modern queer classic.

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France 2017
Dir Robin Campillo
With Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel
English subtitles
Certificate 15
A Curzon Artifical Eye release

Drawing on personal experience, Robin Campillo’s extraordinary account of AIDS activist group ACT UP-Paris in the 1990s begins in the thick of it – at a group meeting. Among the fresh recruits is introspective Nathan, who finds himself instantly drawn to outspoken group member Sean. As Nathan becomes more involved in the group’s activities and rallies, his romantic relationship with Sean develops. Rarely have the palpable exhilaration and frustration of activism been so richly rendered on screen, but far more than a cerebral account of political action, 120 BPM is a deeply emotional and bracingly sensual film, which ignites the heart just as much as the mind.

Michael Blyth, Film Programmer

Audio Description will be available with all screenings from Tuesday 10 April. The film will screen with Hearing-Impaired subtitles on Sunday 8 April 14:00 NFT3 and Sunday 15 April 14:40 Studio.

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