Luca Guadagnino has released a surprise short Christmas film, titled O Night Divine, and starring John C. Reilly as a Father Christmas-style character named Kristof.
Taking place at an appropriately festive ski resort, the 40-minute project is produced in collaboration with Zara, with a screenplay by Michael Mitnick (who previously worked with the Call Me By Your Name director on his 2019 short film The Staggering Girl).
Alongside Reilly, Hereditary’s Alex Wolff plays a musician, contributing vocals to the climactic musical number. Music throughout comes courtesy of longtime Pedro Almodóvar collaborator Alberto Iglesias.
The cast also includes model and filmmaker Hailey Gates (of Uncut Gems and Twin Peaks), as well as Samia Benazzouz, Chloe Park, Valerio Santucci, Francesca Figus, Tania Hanyoung Park, and Shi Yang Shi.