What’s coming soon to BFI Player in September 2022?
James R | On 30, Aug 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 September 2022:
The 400 Blows – 1st September
François Truffaut’s directorial debut introduces his enduring alter ego, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), a misunderstood 12-year-old, neglected by his parents and mistreated by repressive schoolteachers, who seeks refuge in truancy, petty crime and, above all, cinema.
Jules et Jim – 1st September
Starting just before the Great War and spanning three decades, Truffaut’s hugely popular classic JULES ET JIM depicts one of cinema’s most captivating love triangles, between two best friends – the Austrian Jules (Oskar Werner) and the French Jim (Henri Serre) – and the object of their mutual desire, the enigmatic and alluring Catherine, played with verve and sensitivity by Jeanne Moreau.
Bastards – 5th September
A man commits suicide, leaving his affairs in chaos and wife in a state of distress. She contacts her brother, who gives up his job as a merchant sea captain to investigate what happened. But, the truth may be something that no one ever wants revealed.
White Material – 5th September
Isabelle Huppert is the formidable owner of a coffee plantation in a former French colony in Africa. The country is gripped by civil war and her terrified workers flee as increasingly violent clashes grow ever nearer. As brutal and heavily armed soldiers advance, the headstrong woman stands defiant in the face of impending disaster.
Being Blacker (2018) – 5th September
Being Blacker was Molly Dineen’s first film in a decade, following on from her acclaimed accounts of subjects as varied as Spice Girls’ Geri Halliwell, London Zoo, Angel tube station and the House of Lords. It tells the story of the renowned Brixton record shop owner and music producer Blacker Dread, his extended family, his friends and the wider Brixton community. With unprecedented access granted by her old friend Blacker, Dineen shines a spotlight on the struggles faced by the film’s subjects on a daily basis. It’s about immigration and generational differences; it’s about music and culture; it’s about being Black in Britain in the 1960s and in 2018.
My Name Is Gulpilil (2021) – 8th September
After his terminal cancer diagnosis in 2017, the late Indigenous screen legend David Gulpilil sits down in front of the camera one last time to tell his story in his own words, taking us boldly on the journey that is his extraordinary life and career.
Another Country (2015) – 8th September
The great Australian Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil tells the tale about when his people’s way of life was interrupted by ours.
The Proposition (2005) – 8th September
In the unforgiving landscape of the Outback, Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) is presented with an impossible proposition by local lawman Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone): to save his younger brother Mikey from the noose, he must track down and kill Arthur (Danny Huston), his increasingly unhinged older sibling. A palpable sense of foreboding builds in the oppressive heat, as each character takes on their punishing moral dilemmas and the cycle of violence appears unstoppable.
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