Curzon Artifical Eye have released a new trailer for Robin Campillo’s hard-hitting and affecting call-to-action 120 BPM.

Don’t be fooled by Bronski Beats Smalltown Boy rattling through the trailer, Campillo’s 120 BPM is no easy watch but an important one all the same as it unfolds the story of the 80’s HIV/AIDS epidemic and the French government’s refusal to do anything about it.

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Director: Robin Campillo (Eastern Boys, They Came Back), the film stars Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Ariel Borenstein.

The film is released in cinemas April 6th.

120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) Official Synopsis

A beautiful, stirring call to action about the AIDS epidemic of the 80s and early 90s, it follows a new romance within a chapter of ACT-UP Paris, the activist group going to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS taking on major Pharma companies and the lacklustre government response with bold, invasive protests – embracing their mission with literal life or death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.