120 battements par minute

(120 battiti al minuto)

Francia, 2017, Arri Alexa, 143', col.

director:

Robin Campillo

120 battements par minute

In the late Eighties, the French branch of the ACT UP movement was set up in Paris; this movement was first created in the United States and its objective was to raise public awareness about the AIDS crisis. This disease was devastating the gay community and nobody seemed to care. In France, the situation was also critical, due to misinformation, and to a complete lack of interest shown by the government and the pharmaceutical companies. Among the activists who tried to draw attention to the ongoing emergency through dramatic gestures, we find Nathan and Sean. They met at an ACT UP demonstration. Their encounter is a revelation: love, sex and the struggle for human rights. As never before, the personal is political. This is the movie which made Robin Campillo renowned worldwide, and it was awarded several prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. It is a vibrant and lively condemnation of the many hypocrisies that caused suffering in the French LGBTQI community and it triggered great debates when it was released in Italy.

screenplay

Robin Campillo, Philippe Mangeot

editing

Robin Campillo, Stéphanie Léger, Anita Roth

photography

Jeanne Lapoirie

production design

Emmanuelle Duplay

costume design

Isabelle Pannetier

sound

Julien Sicart

music

Arnaud Rebotini

cast

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Félix Maritaud, Ariel Borenstein, Aloïse Sauvage, Simon Bourgade

producer

Hugues Charbonneau, Marie-Ange Luciani

production

Les Films de Pierre

distribution

Teodora Film

co-producer

Jacques Audiard, Sebastien Beffa, Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, Valéry Guibal, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Valérie Schermann, François Yon

 

Teodora Film
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Robin Campillo

Biofilmography

Robin Campillo studied cinema at IDHEC in Paris and, after his first experiences as screenwriter and editor, he debuted as director with the fantasy movie Les Revenants (2004). Together with Fraçois Bégaudeau and Laurent Canted, he wrote Entre les murs (2006), which, among other nominations, was awarded the Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or and the César for Best Adapted Screenplay. He later directed Eastern Boys (2013), winner of the best film award in the Horizon section at Venice, and 120 battements par minute (2017), which won 5 awards at Cannes Film Festival, including the Jury Grand Prix and the Queer Palm.