VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

120 battements par minute (OmeU)

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120 battements par minute (OmeU)

120 BPM

Robin Campillo
F, 2017
Fiction, 144min, OmeU

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120 battements par minute (OmeU)

Robin Campillo
F, 2017
Fiction, 144min, OmeU

Actors: 
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
Sean
Arnaud Valois
Nathan
Adèle Haenel
Sophie
Ariel Borenstein
Jérémie
Saadia Bentaïeb
Sean's mother
Samuel Churin
Gilberti
Naelle Dariya
Lea
Screenplay: 
Robin Campillo
Philippe Mangeot
Camera: 
Jeanne Lapoirie
Editor: 
Robin Campillo
Stephanie Leger
Anita Roth
Composer: 
Arnaud Rebotini
Costume: 
Isabelle Pannetier

Production: 
Les Films de Pierre
France 3 Cinéma
Page 114
Memento Films Production
FD Production
World Sales: 
Films Distribution
Distribution in Austria: 
Thimfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

Quietly epic, sad but never sentimental, and blissfully at ease with sex as life not death, 120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE throws us into the debates and protests of “Act-Up Paris”, an AIDS awareness campaigning group in early 1990’s Paris. We follow Act-Up at their weekly meetings, at Gay Pride and during direct actions. Alongside its very public dramas and deft portrayal of group solidarity, the film leans in on one campaigner, Sean, as he falls in love with fellow activist Nathan and comes to terms with his own diagnosis and mortality. 120 BATTEMENTS is directed by Robin Campillo, who co-wrote 2008’s Palme d’Or-winning ENTRE LES MURS. With long scenes of discussion and collective action, this is an ensemble piece that honors and remembers a milestone of social activism. If that sounds dull, it isn’t: these are a colorful, funny, engaged bunch, and their humor lightens the film’s inevitable march toward death. (Dave Calhoun)

In the presence of Philippe Mangeot (Screenwriter).