What’s coming soon to BFI Player in May 2022?
James R | On 01, May 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 May 2022:
Donbass – 2nd May
In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. A journey through the Donbass unfolds as a chain of curious adventures, where the grotesque and drama are as intertwined as life and death. This is not a tale of one region, one country or one political system. It is about a world, lost in post-truth and fake identities. It is about each and every one of us.
The Souvenir – 2nd May
The Souvenir is the compelling, semi-autobiographical drama from acclaimed writer-director Joanna Hogg in which Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) embarks on her first serious love affair with the charismatic and mysterious Anthony (Tom Burke).
John and the Hole – 5th May
Pascual Sisto’s coming-of-age psychological thriller that plays out the unsettling reality of a kid who holds his family captive in a hole in the ground.
The Ghoul – 5th May
Gareth Tunley’s psychological horror follows a homicide detective who goes undercover as a patient to investigate a psychotherapist he believes is linked to a strange double murder. As his therapy sessions continue, the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur.
Polisse – 5th May
A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division, enters into an affair with one of her subjects.
Certified Copy – 5th May
Abbas Kiarostami’s 2010 film follows a middle-aged British writer who is in Tuscany to promote his latest boo. When he meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano, a chance question reveals something deeper.
L’Atalante – 10th May
Jean Vigo’s 1934 classic follows newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean, who struggle through marriage as they travel on the L’atalante along with the captain’s first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy.
The Square – 10th May
Ruben Östlund’s shrewd satire follows a prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator, who finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.
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