WHO’S IN IT?
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart (Lulu), Arnaud Valois (Charlie Says), Adèle Haenel (Iris in Bloom), Antoine Reinartz (Sophie’s Misfortunes), Felix Maritaud (film debut), Médhi Touré (film debut), Aloïse Sauvage (From the Land of the Moon), Simon Bourgade (De Sas En Sas), Catherine Vinatier (A Good Year), Saadia Bentaïeb (Peekaboo), Ariel Borenstein (film debut), Théophile Ray (film debut), Simon Guélat (Sister), Jean-François Auguste (Stranded), Coralie Russier (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Robin Campillo (Eastern Boys), director, writer, editor; Philippe Mangeot (Summer Nights), writer; Hugues Charbonneau (Salvation Army) and Marie-Ange Luciani (18 Years Old and Rising), producers; Arnaud Rebotini (Eastern Boys), composer; Jeanne Lapoirie (Possibility of an Island), cinematographer; Stephanie Leger (The Class) and Anita Roth (Bloody Beans), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In Paris during the early 1990s, a group of mostly gay and HIV-positive activists called ACT UP go to war against several government agencies and pharmaceutical corporations, to fight for those stricken with HIV/AIDS. Nathan (Valois), a newcomer to the movement, falls in love with their firebrand Sean (Biscayart), and their passion for each other burns against the backdrop of the group’s struggle for a breakthrough…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
This is a daring and passionate look at the struggle for recognition of HIV/AIDS treatment in Paris, and is told effectively through powerful direction and performances.