the good and the bad of Camille Griffin’s first film

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Silent Night is one of the most outstanding releases of the week and here we bring you our opinion about the film. What were its successes and failures?

Last Night: The Good and the Bad of Camille Griffin's First Feature.
© Marv StudiosLast Night: The Good and the Bad of Camille Griffin’s First Feature.

Silent Night The The last night opens in theaters in Latin America this Thursday, January 13, after having had a first official launch at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival in mid-September last year and then arriving in the United States and the United Kingdom in early December. Camille Griffin works as director and screenwriter in her first film, which we have already seen and we will tell you what is the opinion of Spoiler.

This 92-minute film, which combines the genres of mystery, suspense and comedy, and won the award for best screenplay at the Sitges Film Festival, stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode Y Roman Griffin Davis, son of the director and whom you saw in Jojo Rabbit (2019). The rest of the cast is completed with Anabelle Wallis, Lily-Rose Depp, Sope Dirisu, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Lucy Punch Y Rufus Jones.

What is it about? The story follows a group of old friends who get together to celebrate a typical Christmas in a country house in the United Kingdom, but the reality is that this event is not a holiday in itself, since they are minutes away from an apocalypse for all. The humanity. It is a cloud of rolling gas that is killing all life on the planet, so they decide to spend a night feigning normality that will soon turn into despair, although there is a solution to avoid suffering.

+The good

Everything that can be treated as a terrifying moment in the lives of these characters is transformed into a staging in which comedy and awkwardness take center stage with some funny attitudes and funny dialogues that take us to the past of each one of them, fulfilling the central objective of the film. Roman Griffin Davis shines with his performance, within a cast in which the chemistry is visible when going through these humorous entanglements, according to the moment of the film.

+The bad

Within the dialogues, which do not seek to contemplate a moment of fun in the middle of the night, they comply with certain clichés of this time by try to criticize some aspects that bother the world today, but there is no such depth in these discussions and the issues remain up in the air, being the great problem of the narrative. Considering the type of comedy it started with, the script is lost at the time of turning it into a drama and the loss of the balance of the plot is notorious. By last, the end is too predictable and leaves a very wrong message for the current moment of the planet.

In conclusion, The last night it is an enjoyable film up to certain moments, but for those who do not pay attention to certain details it can be an hour and a half gratifying, although the last shot will leave great discussions to be emitted, perhaps unintentionally, a statement that most will surely not share. The debut of Camille Griffin It will be available in theaters in Latin America from this Thursday, January 13, as one of the most important premieres of the week.

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