Find out how a particular holiday experience led director Christian Tafdrup to write his latest film Speak No Evil (2022). Out now here in The Netherlands, this suspenseful dark comedy about a holiday encounter between a Dutch & Danish family comes with a chilling twist. Speaking with Elliot, Christian shares how his playful approach to horror genre conventions helps create a truly visceral experience.

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Christian Tafdrup is an actor and director. He is known for starring in Borgen (2010-2022), and directing Parents (2016), A Horrible Woman (2017), and Speak No Evil (2022).

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Films mentioned

  • Speak No Evil (Christian Tafdrup, 2022)
  • Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)
  • Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017)
  • Funny Games (Michael Haneke, 1997)
  • Turist (Ruben Östlunds, 2014)
  • Rosemary’s baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)
  • Don’t Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, 1973)
  • The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)
  • The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
  • A Horrible Woman (Christian Tafdrup, 2017)
  • Parents (Christian Tafdrup, 2016)

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