Cannes’ Grand Prix is at Filmekimi: 120 BPMShare
Written, directed and edited by Robin Campillo, “120 Battements Par Minute / 120 BPM” won four awards at Cannes. The film centers on the Act Up Paris organisation and its activists, which in early 90s when AIDS was a murderous epidemic stood up and spoke up against the indifference of the drug companies, the intolerant and discriminating society. Bringing the jury president Pedro Almodovar to tears at the press conference, and in turn receiving the Grand Prix, “120 Battements Par Minute” also won the FIPRESCI Prize, the Queer Palm and the François Chalais Prize, which is awarded “to a film dedicated to the values of life affirmation.” The film’s cast includes Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois and Adèle Haenel. Robin Campillo’s earlier film eastern Boys was screened at the 2014 Istanbul Film Festival.