A free screening of Robin Campillo’s award-winning French drama film “BPM (Beats per Minute)” will kick off the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and EON Foundation's CineSpectra 2019 Short Film Festival this August 26, 2019 in Trinoma. The Festival aims to raise HIV and AIDS awareness among audiences and is conducted in partnership with LoveYourself Inc. and Directors' Guild of the Philippines (DGPI).
“BPM (Beats per Minute)” is a historical drama which follows the AIDS-activism group ACT UP in the early 1990s in Paris and stars Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, and Adèle Haenel. It had its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and won Grand Prix, the second most prestigious honor at Cannes.
This year’s CineSpectra is held with the theme “Your Judgment, Their Life” which aims to shed light on HIV and AIDS in the Philippines and to give the different voices in the community a chance to be heard.
Aside from the critically-acclaimed film “BPM (Beats per Minute),” audiences can also catch the free screenings of 10 CineSpectra competing short films and iWant advocacy film “Mga Batang Poz” by Chris Martinez, all of which help enlighten the viewers about HIV and AIDS in the country and their impact on society.
A panel discussion on the film’s role in the advocacy will also be conducted with key organizations and individuals.
Film screenings for “BPM (Beats per Minute)” are free and open to the public during the first and second days of CineSpectra 2019 on August 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM and on August 27, 2019 at 1:30 PM at TriNoma Mall’s Cinema 6 in Quezon City.
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