The lives of AIDS activists in early 90s Paris are reimagined in bold and vivid detail in 120 BPM, a stunning and heart-wrenching drama from the writer of Palme d’Or winner The Class, Robin Campillo. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes 2017 and a host of international awards, this is an essential work of cinema with a profoundly moving and delicately crafted love story at its heart.
As the AIDS epidemic tears through their community, the members of ACT UP Paris are fighting for survival. While they battle against governmental apathy, pharmaceutical greed and public ignorance, they also go out partying, debate politics and, occasionally, fall in love. One day, as outspoken radical Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) strikes up a conversation with shy newcomer Nathan (Arnaud Valois), they have no idea that their lives are about to change forever.
Based on the director’s own experiences, this vibrant and deeply emotional drama rushes with youthful energy, balancing powerful themes of social justice with euphoric moments of spine-tingling sensuality. Urgent and affecting, it’s a film about life, death, love, tragedy – and, above all, the will to survive.
Screening plus intro from Director Robin Campillo in association with the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Monday 26 March 6.10pm, Curzon Soho.
Tickets £17.50 / £15.00 for Curzon Members.
Terrence Higgins Trust is at the forefront of the fight against HIV and improving the nation’s sexual health. Our mission is to end the transmission of HIV in the UK and to empower and support people living with HIV to lead healthy lives.
Our vision is a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.
We appreciate the support of Robin Campillo and the Curzon Soho in amplifying the stigmas against people living with HIV and working towards our mission and fighting for positive change.
Curzon Artificial Eye will be donating their share of the box office to the Terrence Higgins Trust.