Film Club: 120 BPM + The Intouchables
Come join us for a special afternoon and night, when Studenterhuset’s Film Club shows two French movies (with English subtitles) about love and friendship – 120 BPM (2017) and The Intouchables (2011).
It’s free to join – and there will be popcorn.
120 BMP (2017)/ 16:30-19:00
A two-hour historical drama about gay activism in the late 1980s/early 1990s might sound like a hard sell, but French writer-director Robin Campillo’s 120 Beats Per Minute is also a deep house opera, an urgent, steamy love story and a jubilant battle cry that demands to be witnessed. Centring on the activist group Act Up-Paris, an offshoot of the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power that started in New York in 1987, it serves as a snapshot of those who resisted in the early days of the disease’s global pandemic. The film lives its “politics in the first person”, showing how Act Up lobbied for legislation, research and treatment for those with HIV/Aids, while also tracking a tender romance between two of its members.
The Intouchables (2011) / 19:30 21:30
An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, The Intouchables has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicap millionaire (Francois Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common.