HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Matthew Goode, Camille Griffin and Annabelle Wallis attend the “Silent Night” Screening at NeueHouse Los Angeles on November 30, 2021 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC+)
This past weekend was the release of the AMC+, RLJE Films feature, Silent Night. This is the debut film from Camille Griffin who has directed and wrote seven short films that have screened at over 20 International film festivals. She now takes this platform to create a metaphorical exploration of the moral and emotional values of the British privileged classes.
To do this in Silent Night, Griffin blends an environmental threat and the Christmas season. An environmental disaster is universal, it doesn’t see class, job titles, ethnicity, etc. These people’s sense of control via their privileges becomes an illusion, as they believe they have found a way to have the last say in the last moments of their lives.
With that, we also see the dark comedy that comes from exploring these characters’ interactions with one another. The way they raise their children. Or how they interact with their spouses. As well as how they treat their friends. They are always under pressure to act a certain way. Christmas time just heightens some of these moments.
With the release of Silent Night, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Camille Griffin about her film. During the conversation, we talk about the themes that she wanted to explore in the film. She comments on how great her cast was which includes talent like Keira Knightley, Lucy Punch, and Roman Griffin Davis. We then talk about the last name on that list, as Roman and the other boys in the film just happen to be Griffin’s kids. It was a fun conversation that you can check out down below!
Here is the synopsis for 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.
Silent Night is now playing in theaters and available on AMC+.