What’s coming soon to BFI Player in December 2020?
James R | On 05, Dec 2020
BFI Player, the BFI’s streaming platform, is a gateway to global film, offering a collection of arthouse and world cinema to subscribers, alongside its pay-per-view rental releases and free archive titles and silent movie shorts.
In December, it’s shining a light on some of Pedro Almodóvar’s best work, while also unwrapping some modern gems, including the excellent System Crasher and Personal Shopper.
Here’s what’s coming to BFI Player’s subscription service this month:
Christmas Crackers (Free) – 1st December
With many of us facing a very different Christmas this year, BFI Player’s evocative free archive collection Christmas Crackers is a chance to look back and enjoy the good cheer of Christmases past and reflect on what makes a Christmas celebration special. Drawn from the BFI National Archive and UK archive partners, this joyful yuletide collection is digitised with thanks to National Lottery funding and reminds everyone of goodwill to all, whether near or far.
Only God Forgives – 1st December
Ryan Gosling takes on Bangkok’s criminal underworld in this kaleidoscopic revenge fantasy from cult director Nicolas Winding Refn.
Talk to Her – 1st December
Two men are brought together while caring for women in comas, in one of Almodóvar’s most acclaimed and moving features.
System Crasher – 1st December
An intensive drama about a pre-pubescent girl who actually crashes Germany’s child and welfare system whilst on her quest for love and security.
Prevenge – 1st December
Alice Lowe directs and stars in this riotous tale of a pregnant serial killer, hellbent on revenge.
All About My Mother – 7th December
Almodovar’s dazzling study of grief, motherhood and female solidarity, winner of an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Bone Tomahawk – 14th December
In the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff and his posse set out to rescue their town’s doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers.
Personal Shopper – 14th December
A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.
Babylon (1980) – 14th December
Blue (Brindsley Forde) fronts a reggae sound system based in West London. BABYLON captures the trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled London in the early 80s.
A BFI Player subscription costs £4.99 a month, with a 14-day free trial.