Think a two-and-a-half hour subtitled drama about the AIDS epidemic in 1990s France sounds like a drag? Think again. BPM (Beats Per Minute) is electrifying cinema, bringing a moment in history vividly to life, and challenging us to live more urgently and truthfully ourselves.
The film revolves around the Paris chapter of ACT UP, a motley group of activists battling the apathy of government officials and the self-interest of pharmaceutical companies. New recruit Nathan (Arnaud Valois) is drawn into the drama of political protest – and into a romance with HIV-positive Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart).
BPM is available to rent from Curzon Home Cinema. The film is rated 15 for strong sex, nudity, sex references, language.