What’s coming soon to BFI Player in March 2022?
James R | On 01, Mar 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.
Here’s what’s coming to BFI Player’s subscription service in March 2022:
Out of the Blue (1980) – 3rd March
Directed by Dennis Hopper (EASY RIDER), this story of a blue-collar family coming apart features an astonishing performance from Linda Manz (DAYS OF HEAVEN).
Rebel Dykes (2021) – 7th March
Rebel Dyles follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and became artists, performers, musicians and activists in London. A hot, heady, punky, sexy mash-up of animation, previously un-seen rare archive footage and new interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen families.
Wild Tales (2014) – 7th March
Across six stories of apocalyptic revenge, WILD TALES depicts how modern life and human relationships can drive us mad, behave out of character or seek retribution. By turns shocking, hilarious, violent and preposterous, this Oscar-nominated film is one heck of a thrill ride, produced by Pedro Almodóvar
KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival – 11th March
The festival returns for the 20th time with its annual offering of Poland’s diverse film culture both in cinemas and online. This selection of 20th-century Polish film showcases well-established classics such as The Maids of Wilko (1979) and How to Be Loved (1963) alongside the likes of Sexmission (1984) and Pigs (1992), cult films in Poland that have only had a limited overseas release. The importance of Poland’s women directors is also foregrounded, with Agnieszka Holland’s lesser-known sophomore feature Fever (1981) and the outstanding but underappreciated Barbara Sass’s debut Without Love (1980). The films are:
WORLD OF THE WORLDS: NEXT CENTURY (1981)
Polish authorities exploit an alien invasion to increase their power, manipulate the media and provide populist entertainment in this philosophical sci-fi that draws on the themes of H G Wells’ novel.
A series of interwoven stories focusing on the Polish resistance to Russian forces at the time of the 1905 Revolution.
ON THE SILVER GLOBE (1988)
Andrzej Żuławski’s uncompromising sci-fi observes a new society growing on an alien planet and explores the dangers of polarised politics.
HOW TO BE LOVED (1963)
An actress struggles to reconcile the choices of her past as she travels from Warsaw to Paris in this distinct depiction of the German Occupation from a female perspective, from director Wojciech Jerzy Has (The Saragossa Manuscript).
IDENTIFICATION MARKS: NONE (1965)
As he prepares to join the army, having given up his studies and left his girlfriend, Polish student Andrzej spends his last day re-examining his life.
THE BEADS OF A SINGLE ROSARY (1980)
Retired miner Karol Habryka fights to retain his family home, shunning the concrete tenements that are rising up outside his door.
THE MAIDS OF WILKO (1979)
Exquisite period tale of a young man who re-visits the idyllic rural estate where he used to summer before the war, only to discover just how much things have changed.
WITHOUT LOVE (1980)
Ruthless young journalist, Ewa, is forced to reflect on her behaviour when a young woman’s life is put at risk in this tough and uncompromising slice of social realism.
Two men wake up from hibernation in 2044, decades later than expected, to find themselves emerging in an underground post-nuclear world of women.
PIGS (PSY) (1992)
Ex secret police officer, Franz Maurer, is ‘downgraded’ to an ordinary policeman and life on the streets proves brutal as he adjusts to his new status in this gritty urban thriller.
Sweetheart (2021) – 17th March
AJ discovers it’s not so bad being on a family holiday when she meets flirtatious lifeguard Isla in this smart and funny first feature.
Tucked (2017) – 17th March
A blossoming friendship between two drag performers born 60 years apart is the subject of this emotionally engaging comedy.
The Untamed (2016) – 17th March
Amat Escalante follows his crime drama HELI with a boundary-pushing, mind-blowing mix of sex, sci-fi and social drama.
The Handmaiden (2016) – 17th March
Park Chan-wook (OLD BOY, STOKER) channels Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, to create a sumptuous twisty psychological thriller full of erotic intrigue.
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