Silent Night

Silent Night

classified 15

Please note: This was screened in Dec 2021

Camille Griffin
Annabelle Wallis, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
92 mins, 2021, UK
Primary language

It’s the end of the world as we know it… A group of longtime friends gather for Christmas in an idyllic home in the English countryside, knowing humanity will soon be eradicated by a towering poisonous cloud sweeping across the planet in this pitch black comedy.

A deadly poison is sweeping the world, killing everyone in its path. It is set to hit Nell (Keira Knightley) and Simon’s (Matthew Goode) family home sometime past midnight on 26 Dec, so what’s left to do but gather friends and family around to eat, drink, sing and dance to enjoy their last Christmas, knowing everyone is going to die the next day (they plan to take the Government-approved ‘Exit’ pills and commit suicide to avoid the suffering from the gas). Burdened with the inconvenience of mankind’s imminent destruction, they adopt a stiff upper lip, crack open another bottle of Prosecco and continue with their festivities… but no amount of stoicism can replace the courage needed for their last night on earth.

The only thing under the tree is the apocalypse in this seriously entertaining alternative Christmas film - can we tempt you with a double bill with It’s A Wonderful Life?!