BPM (Beats Per Minute) - Foreign Language Contender 6


AMC Castleton Square Theater 2 Wed, Oct 18, 2017 8:15 PM
Film Info
Film Type:Special Presentation
Release Year:2017
Runtime:144 min
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Robin Campillo
Cast:Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
Arnaud Valois
Adèle Haenel
Antoine Reinartz
Felix Maritaud
Producer(s):Hugues Charbonneau
Marie-Ange Luciani
Screenwriter:Robin Campillo in collaboration with Philippe Mangeot
Executive Producer(s):Jacques Audiard


Part of the inaugural "Best Foreign Language Award Contender" Sidebar featuring 10 films submitted to the 2018 Academy Awards as their respective country's official entry for "Best Foreign Language Film." 
Country: France
Distributor: The Orchard
Film Synopsis: In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.
Disclaimer from International Film Programmer Hannah Fisher:
We request that our audiences keep an open mind in viewing these films – as all are selected by the country of origin as the most representative film of the year. Some of the films may be unusual for Heartland Festival, but all films in this category will have been selected by various industry organizations, along with funding bodies and government agencies. Films in the “Foreign Language Best Picture Contender” sidebar contain mature themes and strong content.
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