BPM (Beats per Minute)

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes into battle for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organisation is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency.

Nathan (Arnaud Valois) is a newcomer to ACT UP, and keeps his personal reasons for joining the group close to his chest. Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) lives with HIV, and his exuberant, militant style of protest reflects his own sense that he has a limited amount of time left to make a true impact on the struggle. Despite all that is arrayed against them, Nathan and Sean fall passionately, defiantly in love.

Winner of the Grand Prix and the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, BPM is the exhilarating and euphoric new film from Robin Campillo (The Returned, Eastern Boys), and represents a towering new landmark in LGBTIQ cinema.

French language, English subtitles

Thursday, 24th May
Friday, 25th May
Saturday, 26th May
Sunday, 27th May
Monday, 28th May
Tuesday, 29th May
Wednesday, 30th May

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating MA15+
Genre Drama
Running Time 143
Language French language, English
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