On Saturday the 7th of April, the IFI will host a special screening of 120 BPM followed by drinks and music at the IFI and a post-screening event at Mother Dublin.
This film opens on April 6th. Tickets will be available on April 2nd.
Set in the ‘90s at the height of France’s AIDS epidemic, Robin Campilo’s (Eastern Boys, 2014) urgent film draws directly from his own experiences as a member of Act Up, the grassroots activist group, his story focusing on their campaign of agitation against a pharmaceutical company that refuses to reveal its findings on potentially effective new drugs. Against this backdrop the HIV positive Sean, one of the groups’ founders begins a tentative romance with gentle newcomer Nathan, who has tested negative for the virus. 120 BPM is by turns a beautifully observed love story and a fiercely engaged political work that simmers with a quiet anger.
Notes by David O Mahony.