What’s coming soon to BFI Player in January 2021?
James R | On 06, Jan 2021
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.
The BFI has postponed its planned David Bowie season at the start of 2021, but there are still a couple of modern gems on offer to watch in January.
Here’s what’s coming to BFI Player’s subscription service this month:
A Most Violent Year – 4th January
A searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.
BFI at Home: A Discovery of Witches – 6th January
A sneak peek at the second season of the Sky Original A Discovery of Witches, as Radio Times Sci-fi and Fantasy editor Huw Fullerton is joined by author Deborah Harkness, cast members Teresa Palmer, Steven Cree and Tom Hughes, costume designer Sarah Arthur, set designer James North and Executive Producer Lachlan MacKinnon to talk the world of show, plus its Elizabethan sets, detailed costumes and special effects.
Gone Too Far! – 11th January
Peckham teenager Yemi’s street-cred is seriously dented when his long-lost Nigerian brother Iku arrives on the estate, flouting a thick Yoruba accent and even dodgier dress sense. Over the course of a single day, Yemi and Iku spend the day searching for okra, ingratiating Iku into London life and attempting to win the attentions of local troublemaking temptress Armani.
A BFI Player subscription costs £4.99 a month, with a 14-day free trial.