After debuting to overwhleming criticial acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival last year, stunning gay AIDS drama ‘120 BPM (Beats per Minute)’ is finally heading to UK cinemas next month.
Directed by Robin Campillo (Eastern Boys), the French-language film movingly tells the story of a group of AIDS activists in early ’90s Paris as they fight to make the French government take urgent action at the height of the epidemic, and we can exclusively unveil a brand new promotional poster ahead of its UK release on April 6.
Partly inspired by the expriences of Campillo and co-screenwriter Philippe Mangeot, who campaigned as part of the French chapter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), 120 BPM (Beats per Minute) paints an emotional human portrait of the crisis as it charts the everyday stuggles of a community fighting to survive.
Starring Argentine actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart as activist Sean Dalmazo, the movie already holds a 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and won the prestigious Grand Prix pirze at Cannes.
Based on the stirring trailer alone, it looks like 120 BPM (Beats per Minute) is set to provide British audiences with one of the standout LGBT cinema moments of the year. Check it out below: