Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
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"THE MOVIE COMPELLINGLY COMBINES ELEGY, TRAGEDY, URGENCY AND A DEFIANT EUPHORIA." - THE GUARDIAN
Film Category
  • BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
  • BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
  • BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
  • BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
  • BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
  • BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
  • BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
  • BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
  • BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)

BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)

 120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE

FRANCE • DRAMA • 142 MINS • 2017 • MA15+
Directed by: ROBIN CAMPILLO
Starring: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz
Writer-director Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats Per Minute) throws us into the milieu of sexual and political activism during François Mitterrand’s Government of the early 90's. As seen through the prism of the ACT UP movement in Paris, this film passionately illuminates the fight for social acceptance by people living with HIV in the face of drug manufacturers reluctant to expedite treatment breakthroughs.

Nathan (Arnaud Valois) joins the ACT UP collective and is immediately drawn to the radical and somewhat militant Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, If You Saw His Heart, AFFFF2018), a 20-something man living with HIV. As their relationship develops, and Sean’s condition deteriorates, BPM evolves skilfully from documentary-style to intimate drama, in a way that has captured the hearts of audiences across France.

Evoking Larry Kramer’s pivotal The Normal Heart, Campillo draws on his own experiences as a member of ACT UP to imbue BPM with a sensuous depiction of the compromised – but still active – sex lives of the group. He adds an undeniably visceral human aspect to their ideological 'raison d’être': access to fair medical and social treatment in the public eye, and to love sans fear.

French with English subtitles

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


BUY 3:30 PMWednesday 28 February Chauvel Cinema
BUY 8:30 PMWednesday 28 February Palace Central
BUY 6:00 PMThursday 1 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 1:20 PMFriday 2 March Palace Central
BUY 8:30 PMFriday 2 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 12:30 PMSaturday 3 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 6:15 PMSaturday 3 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 3:50 PMSunday 4 March Palace Verona
BUY 8:00 PMSunday 4 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 1:00 PMMonday 5 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 6:00 PMMonday 5 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:30 PMTuesday 6 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 2:00 PMWednesday 7 March Palace Central
BUY 1:00 PMThursday 8 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:20 PMThursday 8 March Palace Central
BUY 3:50 PMFriday 9 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 3:15 PMSaturday 10 March Palace Verona
BUY 1:30 PMSunday 11 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:10 PMSunday 11 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 1:20 PMMonday 12 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:30 PMTuesday 13 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 8:20 PMWednesday 14 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 1:30 PMThursday 15 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:15 PMFriday 16 March Palace Verona
BUY 8:30 PMFriday 16 March Palace Central
BUY 6:00 PMSaturday 17 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 3:30 PMSunday 18 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:20 PMMonday 19 March Palace Central
BUY 8:40 PMMonday 19 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:15 PMTuesday 20 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 3:50 PMThursday 22 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:20 PMThursday 22 March Palace Central
BUY 8:30 PMThursday 22 March Palace Verona
BUY 3:30 PMSaturday 24 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 12:50 PMSunday 25 March Palace Central
BUY 6:00 PMSunday 25 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 3:45 PMMonday 26 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 3:30 PMTuesday 27 March Palace Central
BUY 4:00 PMThursday 1 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 8:20 PMThursday 1 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 8:30 PMFriday 2 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 9:00 PMFriday 2 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 6:30 PMSaturday 3 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 1:50 PMSunday 4 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 3:40 PMSunday 4 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 1:00 PMMonday 5 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 8:45 PMTuesday 6 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 3:30 PMWednesday 7 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 1:00 PMThursday 8 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 1:00 PMFriday 9 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 6:30 PMFriday 9 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 3:30 PMSaturday 10 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:00 PMSaturday 10 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 3:00 PMMonday 12 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 6:30 PMMonday 12 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 8:00 PMTuesday 13 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 8:50 PMThursday 15 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:30 PMFriday 16 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 6:30 PMSaturday 17 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 1:20 PMSunday 18 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 1:20 PMSunday 18 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 3:45 PMSunday 18 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 8:40 PMMonday 19 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 8:45 PMWednesday 21 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 8:45 PMThursday 22 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 3:00 PMFriday 23 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 1:00 PMSaturday 24 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 3:45 PMSaturday 24 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:00 PMSunday 25 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 1:50 PMWednesday 7 March Electric
BUY 7:00 PMThursday 8 March ElectricSPECIAL EVENT
BUY 8:40 PMSunday 11 March Electric
BUY 1:00 PMMonday 12 March Electric
BUY 1:30 PMWednesday 14 March Electric
BUY 6:30 PMFriday 16 March Electric
BUY 8:50 PMMonday 19 March Electric
BUY 8:30 PMThursday 22 March Electric
BUY 1:00 PMSaturday 24 March Electric
BUY 3:50 PMTuesday 27 March Electric
BUY 8:30 PMFriday 9 March Palace Centro
BUY 3:50 PMSunday 11 March Palace Barracks
BUY 1:00 PMMonday 12 March Palace Centro
BUY 1:00 PMThursday 15 March Palace Barracks
BUY 3:00 PMFriday 16 March Palace Centro
BUY 8:10 PMSunday 18 March Palace Centro
BUY 1:30 PMThursday 22 March Palace Barracks
BUY 6:15 PMFriday 23 March Palace Barracks
BUY 8:20 PMSaturday 24 March Palace Centro
BUY 8:50 PMMonday 26 March Palace Barracks
BUY 8:30 PMThursday 29 March Palace Barracks
BUY 3:30 PMSaturday 31 March Palace Centro
BUY 1:00 PMSunday 1 April Palace Barracks
BUY 3:30 PMMonday 2 April Palace Centro
BUY 3:15 PMSaturday 24 March Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 1:30 PMWednesday 28 March Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 6:15 PMThursday 29 March Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 8:45 PMSunday 1 April Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 3:00 PMMonday 2 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 1:10 PMWednesday 4 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 6:00 PMFriday 6 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 8:40 PMMonday 9 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 3:15 PMFriday 13 April Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 12:30 PMSaturday 14 April Palace Nova Eastend
 6:30 PMFriday 16 March Cinema ParadisoSPECIAL EVENT
 6:30 PMWednesday 28 March Luna on SX
 8:45 PMThursday 29 March Cinema Paradiso
 6:15 PMMonday 2 April Cinema Paradiso
 11:00 AMTuesday 3 April Windsor
 11:00 AMWednesday 4 April Luna on SX
BUY 6:00 PMSunday 18 March State Cinema
BUY 2:00 PMSaturday 7 April Casula Powerhouse Arts Center

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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