Keira Knightly stars in upcoming black comedy Silent Night, which focuses around an upper-crust family celebrating yuletide at the end of the world.
British cinema sees its fair share of films about how ‘the other half live’. In fact, films about the upper echelons of British society seem to be one of our main cultural exports, judging by the success of Downton Abbey. However, Silent Night takes this classic British setup and skewers it, staging the upper-crust family gathering at Christmas, only this time, it’s the final Christmas. A doomsday scenario, meaning that even for the rich, there’s only one potato each this year.
If that sounds like a fun setup, and the trailer seems to suggest it just might be, then you’ll want to consider Silent Night for one of your Christmas flicks this year.
The trailer plays its cards fairly close to its chest thankfully, with most of the footage appearing to come from early within the film, but we’re hoping it might go, to some degree, in a similar direction as the excellent Ready Or Not. That was a film that also satirised upper-class get-togethers, albeit in a horror-tinged fashion.
The film has an excellent ensemble featuring Knightley, Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey), Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit), Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy) and Lily-Rose Depp (Voyagers). Matthew Vaughn and Trudie Styler produced the film whilst Camille Griffin makes her directorial debut.
You can catch Silent Night in cinemas from December 3rd. The trailer is below.
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