All about Robin Campillo's new film: “120 beats per minute”
At the 70th Cannes Film Festival, hearts were beating in unison for Robin Campillo’s new film, which walked off with the Jury Prize. Recounting the beginnings of the AIDS-activist group Act Up, it takes us back to the early days of the epidemic in France, when the vital energy of youth fought for their lives against the ravages of the killer virus. A powerful and political take on their struggle, this stylish film also questions the role of activism today. Numéro spoke to Campillo about the making of this maverick movie, which stands apart in the French cinema scene.