Previously at the ICA - Films
6 Apr 2018 – 9 May 2018
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 Robin Campillo, the writer of Palme d’Or winner The Class. 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.
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. Urgent and affecting, it's a film about life, death, passion, tragedy and, above all, the will to survive.
120 BPM, dir. Robin Campillo, France 2017, 143 mins