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Directed by Robin Campillo| 2017 | France | French with English subtitles | Starring Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel| 144mins | Certificate 15

A riveting and invigorating account of AIDS activist organisation ACT UP-Paris.

Pulsating with life and pounding with urgency, this rousing, heart-breaking celebration of political activism is nothing short of a modern classic.

The lives of AIDS activists in early 90s Paris are reimagined in bold and vivid detail in this stunning and heart-wrenching drama from the writer of Palme d’Or winner The Class, Robin Campillo. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes 2017 and a host of international awards, this is an essential work of cinema with a profoundly moving and delicately crafted love story at its heart.

As the AIDS epidemic tears through their community, the members of ACT UP Paris are fighting for survival. While they battle against governmental apathy, pharmaceutical greed and public ignorance, they also go out partying, debate politics and, occasionally, fall in love. One day, as outspoken radical Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) strikes up a conversation with shy newcomer Nathan (Arnaud Valois), they have no idea that their lives are about to change forever.

Urgent and affecting, it’s a film about life, death, passion, tragedy – and, above all, the will to survive.

“5 stars - This film has what its title implies: a heartbeat. It is full of cinematic life” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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