We're having an old friend for dinner as Jonathan Demme's classic chiller thriller, The Silence of the Lambs starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, returns with a new 4K restoration as part of the UK-wide BFI Thriller season.
FBI agent Clarice Starling (Foster), a specialist in serial killers, is fresh out of training and on the hunt for psychopathic murderer Buffalo Bill before his female body count rises.
She adopts a high-risk strategy in visiting the imprisoned, dangerous and highly intelligent psychiatrist Dr Hannibal Lecter (an iconic Anthony Hopkins) for his insight, but Lecter wants something in return from her that goes far beyond the acceptable.
Showered with awards upon its release, this is one of the great thrillers of the last 30 years, and remains as vital and horrific today.
Running Time: 1hr 52mins
BBFC Advice: 15
Director(s): Jonathan Demme
Country of Origin: USA
Year of release: 1991
This is part of the BFI Thriller Season seasonSee all