What would you do if you knew the end was near, and there was an option to meet a painless and quick death? In Silent Night, that’s precisely the choice one extended family and group of friends have: suffer the effects of poisonous winds or take an “exit pill” distributed to the fortunate by the government. A terrific ensemble including Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Lily-Rose Depp, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste plays out one last evening of conflicted celebration as their characters grapple with the impending end of their lives.
Among the cast is the talented young actor Roman Griffin Davis, returning following his impressive breakthrough in Jojo Rabbit just two years ago. This project is a family affair, with his mother, Camille Griffin, making her feature debut as director and writer. Other members of the Griffin Davis family also appear in the cast.
I had the chance to speak with both Roman and Camille about working together on this project, its very dark themes, and just how much audiences should know about its subject matter before seeing the film.
You can watch the videos below, along with an official summary and where to watch.
Interview with Actor Roman Griffin on “Silent Night.”
Interview with Director Camille Griffin on “Silent Night.”
From producers Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman franchise), Trudie Styler (Moon) and Celine Rattray (The Kids Are Alright), Silent Night follows parents Nell (Knightley) and Simon (Goode) who have invited their closest friends to join their family for Christmas dinner at their idyllic home in the English countryside. As the group comes together, it feels like old times–but behind all of the laughter and merriment, something is not quite right. The world outside is facing impending doom, and no amount of gifts, games or Prosecco can make mankind’s imminent destruction go away. Surviving the holidays just got a lot more complicated.
Here’s the trailer for the film:
Silent Night is available in theaters and AMC+ on December 3rd.