‘Barbarians’ Interview: Catalina Sandino Moreno And Director Charles Dorfman On Their Barbaric Home Invasion Thriller

Why don’t dinner parties ever go well in the movies? Because that would be pretty boring, wouldn’t it? One such evening goes terribly wrong in IFC Midnight’s latest thriller, Barbarians. The film is written and directed by Charles Dorfman, and stars Iwan Rheon, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Inès Spiridonov, and Tom Cullen.

Dorfman’s feature debut centers on a dinner party meant to celebrate a high-value property deal, only for lies, insecurities, and a barbaric turn of events force everyone to fight for their lives.

I’ve been such a huge fan of Moreno since her breakout debut in Maria Full of Grace, so it was a real treat for me to speak with her and Dorfman about Barbarians, and what it was like to put such an intense thriller together.

You can check out my review of Barbarians here, and my interview with them below!

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.