What’s coming soon to BFI Player in January 2022?
James R | On 01, Jan 2022
BFI Player 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.
To kick off 2022, a To the Ends of the Earth themed collection will be added on 5th January, bringing together free and subscription titles – including films from the Royal Geographical Society collection – to mark the centenary of the death of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Here’s what’s coming to BFI Player’s subscription service in January 2021:
I Never Cry – 3rd January
Piotr Domalewski’s darkly comic Polish drama follows a young woman who goes on a voyage of self-discovery in Ireland after her father unexpectedly passes away.
Davie Bowie Season: Just a Gigolo – 6th January
After World War I, a war hero (David Bowie) returns to Berlin to find that there’s no place for him – he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.
Davie Bowie Season: Christiane F – 6th January
A teen girl in 1970s Berlin becomes addicted to heroin. Everything in her life slowly begins to distort and disappear as she befriends a small crew of junkies and falls in love with a drug-abusing male prostitute.
Davie Bowie Season: Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence – 6th January
Major Celliers (David Bowie), a British officer, is interned by the Japanese as a POW. The camp commander is obsessed with the mysterious blond stranger, while the British lieutenant colonel Lawrence tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between captor and prisoner.
The Toll – 6th January
A darkly-comic thriller about a lone toll-booth operator with a past that is fast catching up with him.
The Painted Bird – 10th January
A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.