In the early 90s, with AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly a decade, activist group ACT UP takes their actions to another level in order to fight general indifference.
Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by radical militant Sean.
Robin Campillo was born in Morocco in 1962. In 1983, he went to study at the IDHEC (now called La Femis), where he met Laurent Cantet, with whom he has collaborated since the late 1990s as editor and co-screenwriter for the films Time Out, The Class, Foxfire and most recently The Workshop (L’Atelier) which premiered at the 2017 Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section.
In 2004, he directed his first feature film They Came Back (Les revenants). Eastern Boys, his second feature film, received the Orizzonti Prize for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, and was nominated at the 2015 Cesar Awards in the Best Film and Best Director categories.
Production year: 2017
Winner of Grand Prix, 2017 Cannes Film Festival
Official selection, 2017 Cannes Film Festival