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A meeting with 120 BPM's Robin Campillo

By Rosslyn Hyams

In this week's Cinefile, Rosslyn Hyams speaks to the star of the film 120 Battements par Minute, 120 BPM, Nahuel Perez Biscayat. French filmmaker Robin Campillo directed him, along with Arnaud Valois, in his award-winner at Cannes this year.

120 BPM is a reminder about the NGO struggle for political action to raise awareness and to speed up drug licences when the AIDS epidemic was at its peak thirty years ago. We also take a look at RFI English service's film pick of the month The Nile Hilton Incident directed by Sweden's Tarek Saleh.

Young men make tough, clear choices in 'Shéhérazade' and 'Sauvage'

Martel's colonial, absurd and splendid 'Zama' and Silver's rare Franco-US coprod 'Thirst Street'

Lav Diaz's dark Season of the Devil, Samuel Collardey's luminous A Polar Year

Cannes Film Festival awards and The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

Is Gemma Arterton a happy woman; Walid Mattar follows the Northern Wind

The Prayer; The International Paris documentary film festival

Two wrongs don't make a right in the tense movie, The Insult

A unique look at war in Philippe van Leeuw's In Syria and Raoul Peck's lesser-bearded The Young Karl Marx

Egypt in the foreground and background In the Last Days of the City

Nothingwood - a French filmmaker's take on an Afghan film star

Cannes Film Festival makes space for Andrew Steggall's Departure along with Abel Ferrara's Alive in France