The Silence of the Lambs

In cinemas 3 November 2017

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



3-16 November
BFI Southbank

11-15 November
Tyneside Newcastle

12 November
Vue Bristol Cribbs
Vue Cheshire Oaks
Vue Edinburgh Omni
Vue Islington
Vue Leeds Light
Vue Manchester Printworks
Vue Piccadilly
Vue Plymouth
Vue Portsmouth
Vue Reading
Vue Southport
Vue Thanet
Vue Westfield

16 November
Genesis Cinema, London E1

17-18 November
Quad, Derby

18 November
Everyman Screen on the Green, Islington
Savoy, Heaton Moor

19 November
Errol Flynn Picturehouse

20 November
Campus West, Welwyn Garden City

21 November
Showcase Bluewater CDL
Showcase Bristol Avonmeads
Showcase Bristol CDL
Showcase Cardiff
Showcase Coventry
Showcase Derby CDL
Showcase Derby Foresters
Showcase Dudley
Showcase Glasgow
Showcase Leeds
Showcase Leicester CDL
Showcase Liverpool
Showcase Manchester
Showcase Newham
Showcase Nottingham
Showcase Paisley
Showcase Peterborough
Showcase Reading
Showcase Southampton
Showcase Teesside
Showcase Walsall

24 November
Watershed, Bristol

24-30 November
Glasgow Film Theatre

30 November
Curzon Community Clevedon


14 December
No. 6, Portsmouth
Dukes Lancaster

15-19 December
Eden Court Inverness

18 December
Savoy Heaton Moor

29 December
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries

30 December
Hebden Bridge Picturehouse


9 January
Whitgift Film Theatre, Grimsby

13 January
Hyde Park Picture House

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