The film is set to the early nineties, at a time where the AIDS epidemic has already taken many lives. The fearless activists in Act Up-Paris work to secure respect, dignity and medical treatment for the infected. Despite heated discussions and some internal disagreement, the organization consists of solidarity, community and idealism.
«I loved the movie. I cannot love more,» said head of jury, Pedro Almodóvar, during Cannes Film Festival. The film became an absolute favourite at the festival, winning both the Grand Prix, the Queer Palm and the FIPRESCI Award. Beats per Minute is energetic and moving at the same time. It is guaranteed to make your heart beat a little faster.