120 battements par minute BPM (Beats Per Minute) 2017 MA15+
2.35PM Sat 20 Feb 2021 (2hrs 24mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
‘Heartbeats and house beats fuse throughout Robin Campillo’s award-winning film BPM (Beats Per Minute). Set in the early 1990s, it brings us in close to the activities of the Paris branch of ACT UP (AIDs Coalition to Unleash Power), of which Campillo was a member.
BPM is a film of bodies, blood, and beats erected on a porous boundary between the personal and the political. Weekly meetings, debates, and public actions against government and pharmaceutical industry failures around HIV prevention and treatment flow into the dark womb of the dance club and the privacy of the bedroom.
All reinforce a ferocious sense of community. Arnaud Rebotini’s score connects house music to the human heartbeat. Rather than simply suggesting dancing is an escape from a difficult day, a direct line is drawn from one form of protest to another. In BPM, queer people put their bodies on the line, on the streets and in clubs.’ The Brag
DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY, 144 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: ROBIN CAMPILLO / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JEANNE LAPOIRIE/ EDITOR: ROBIN CAMPILLO, ANITA ROTH, STEPHANIE LEGER / PROD CO: LES FILMSDE PIERRE, FRANCE 3 CINÉMA, PAGE 114, MEMENTO FILMS, FD PRODUCTION / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT