Directed by Jonathan Demme
With Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn
Jonathan Demme’s award-winning chiller thriller, starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, returns to cinemas in a new 4K transfer as part of the BFI’s Who Can You Trust? season of thrillers.
FBI agent Clarice Starling, 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 for his insight, but Lecter wants something in return from her that goes far beyond the acceptable. In Lecter and Starling author Thomas Harris created an unforgettable duo, and Hopkins and Foster perfectly capture this disturbing relationship on screen. 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.
Justin Johnson, BFI Lead Programmer
Part of the BFI Thriller season