This week’s new releases on BFI Player+ (15th October)
Staff Reporter | On 15, Oct 2016Reading time: 1 mins
Heard of BFI Player? Well, there’s also BFI Player+, a subscription service that offers an all-you-can-eat selection of hand-picked classics.
Every Friday, Mark Kermode highlights one of the collection’s titles with a video introduction. This week, it’s Las Acacias. Mark acclaims the unaffected naturalism and precise observation of Pablo Giorgelli’s pitch-perfect road movie, which won the Cannes Film Festival’s Caméra d’Or prize.
Giorgelli’s cheerful colour palette, steady camera and long, slow takes settle into a calming rhythm, which absorbs you more the longer it lasts.
What else is available to stream? Every week, we bring you a round-up of the latest titles on BFI Player+:
Stephen Dwoskin’s experimental film follows five strangers over a period of five days as they explore their fantasies.
Journey to Italy
The always-excellent Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders star in Roberto Rossellini’s moving drama about a couple going through a marital crisis.
Yorgos Lanthimos’ scary, witty tale of a dysfunctional Greek family is both daring and brilliant – and, while its study of parent-child relationships is still relevant today, plays a keep part in Greece’s “weird wave” of cinema.
BFI Player+ begins a mini season of shorts with Jeremy Dyson’s twisted tale of an encounter in a cathedral – one that reunites him with The League of Gentlemen collaborator Mark Gatiss.
John Irvin’s 1965 documentary follows three young striptease artists working in Soho.
Julian Cole directs this 1987 short, which stars Derek Jarman and recreates the events leading up to the murder of Pier Paolo Pasolini.
A BFI Player+ subscription costs £4.99 a month with a 30-day free trial. For more information, visit http://player.bfi.org.uk.