120-BPM (15) - Matinee

Saturday 01 December 2018
3:30pm - 6:15pm
Film Unit Cinema in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Director: Robin Campillo Cast: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois Country: France Language: French In the 1990s in Paris, a group of people engage in what seems like an impossible battle against the government and pharmaceutical companies to fight AIDS. The virus killed an unprecedented amount of people, mainly in the gay community, and yet, neither the power nor the public opinion seemed to care. The members of the Act Up-Paris association, fed up of seeing friends die and of fearing for their own lives, decide to organise a campaign to change this unfair situation. Inspired from real-life events, 120-BPM is a tribute to this crucial battle for sexual health and gay rights. Between the excitement of campaigning, the rage for change and the fear for one's life, the characters strive to win what they consider to be a right to living. The energy of the cast and the elegant handling of such a topic by director Robin Campillo were acknowledged by critiques, film festivals and audiences alike. Come witness the story of one of the great social battles of the 20th century.