Synopsis

In the early 90s, with AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly a decade, activist group ACT UP takes their actions to another level in order to fight general indifference. Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by radical militant Sean.

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Director

Robin Campillo
Robin Campillo was born in Morocco in 1962. In 1983, he went to study at the IDHEC (now called La Femis), where he met Laurent Cantet, with whom he has collaborated since the late 1990s as editor and co-screenwriter for the films Time Out, The Class, Foxfire and most recently The Workshop (L’Atelier) which premiered at the 2017 Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section. In 2004, he directed his first feature film They Came Back (Les revenants). Eastern Boys, his second feature film, received the Orizzonti Prize for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, and was nominated at the 2015 Cesar Awards in the Best Film and Best Director categories.

Details

Production year: 2017 With the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA

Awards

Winner of Grand Prix, 2017 Cannes Film Festival
Official selection, 2017 Cannes Film Festival



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GENRE: Drama

DIRECTOR: Robin Campillo

DURATION: 140 Mins

COUNTRIES: France

LANGUAGES: French

AWARDS:
Winner of Grand Prix, 2017 Cannes Film Festival
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Reviews


  • “Cmpellingly combines elegy, tragedy, urgency and a defiant euphoria... full of cinematic life”

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


  • “Outstanding... Sexy, insightful, profoundly humane”

    Guy Lodge, Variety


  • “Stirring... A testimony to the power of activism to awaken an indifferent world”

    Allan Hunter, Screen Daily


  • “Quietly epic, sad but never sentimental, and blissfully at ease with sex as life not death”

    Dave Calhoun, Time Out

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