Early 90s-set French AIDs activism drama and winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes 2017. From the writer of the Oscar-nominated The Class.
"Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, Act Up Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference. Nathan (Arnaud Valois), a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart), a radical militant, who throws his last bits of strength into the struggle." (Cannes Film Festival)
Unlike some of its more unruly characters, the film is thoroughly well-behaved, and cycles between its elements with a realistic, somewhat dogged, sense of routine: marches, protests, post-mortem discussion, dancefloor, bed, repeat.