Keira Knightley returns to our screens with another festive film just in time for Christmas. But, unlike the 2003 favorite Love in fact, new movie Silent night is not a heart warmer. According to Digital Spy, the official synopsis reads: “In British fashion, (as the rest of the world faces looming disaster) a group of old friends come together to celebrate Christmas in the comfort of home of idyllic countryside. “
Overwhelmed by the inconvenience of the impending destruction of humanity, they adopt a stiff upper lip, open another bottle of prosecco and continue their festivities. But no amount of stoicism can replace the courage needed for their last night on earth. “
Silent Night is Camille Griffin’s first writer / director, and the film first appeared last month at the Toronto Film Festival. Griffin’s previous work includes seven short films screened at 20 film festivals. She was first trained in camera work and was a valve loader (second assistant camera) for over a decade.
Griffin is married to cinematographer Ben Davis and they have three sons: Roman, Gilby and Hardy, all of whom appear in his upcoming feature film. But what else should you know about the Keep Sitges Film Festival award-winning film? Read on to learn more about the plot, trailer, release date, and everything else we know so far.
Who is in The Silent night To throw?
Knightley and Downton Abbey star Matthew Goode play couple Nell and Simon. This is not the first time that this duo has worked together; they played opposite each other in the 2014 biopic The imitation game, and again in 2019 for Official secrets.
Their son, Art is played by Bunny Jojo starring Roman Griffin Davis. His brothers, twins Hardy and Gilby, play Hardy and Thomas respectively.
Peaky Blinders’ Annabelle Wallis, Ṣọpé Dìrísù (London gangs), Travelers Lily-Rose Depp and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Kill Eve, the right place) also star.
What is the plot of Silent night?
The film portrays Knightley and Goode as they host a dystopian last Christmas supper, with their closest family and friends invited to join in the festivities. A poisonous cloud of deadly poison is sweeping the planet and heading for the couple’s country house, which is due to arrive just hours after midnight on December 26. Those gathered must choose between waiting for the cloud to arrive (and their death) or hasten their ends with a government-issued suicide pill.
Is there a trailer for Silent night?
If you want to get a preview of the action before release, you’ll have to wait a bit longer for an official trailer, although some of the cast did participate in a Q&A interview on the TIFF Originals YouTube channel which is available for Watch.
What else do we know about Silent night?
The holiday-themed film was produced by Altitude Media Group, the UK studio behind the Oscar-winning films Moonlight and Minari.
When can i watch Silent night?
Silent night hits theaters on December 3, just in time for the holiday season.