|Sun 6th May||7.45pm|
|Tues 8th May||7.45pm|
Dir: Robin Campillo | France | 2018 | 143 mins | French with English subtitles
Cast: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz
Urgent, passionate and incredibly moving, Robin Campillo’s acclaimed ensemble drama is set in the early ‘90s and follows the activist group ACT UP as they confront governmental inertia on AIDS and demand research into possible cures. In the midst of this tumult, Campillo bring the activists’ personal stories to the fore as AIDS-positive youth Jeremie sees his health decline and HIV-negative newcomer Nathan begins to fall for HIV-positive veteran Sean. Moving between elegy and euphoria, pain at the scale of their losses and triumph at their eventual successes, it’s full of life; and perhaps the most viscerally compelling film you’ll see on screen all year.
“A passionate and defiant account of ‘80s Aids activism” ***** Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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