The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

A FILM BY: Jonathan Demme
WRITTEN BY: Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)
STARRING: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn

Picked by Stephanie, Publicity Manager

Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Stephanie says: I first saw SILENCE OF THE LAMBS when I was too young, and remember being terribly frightened. As my interest in cinema developed, I could appreciate the complexity of Jonathan Demme's psychological thriller. Under the veneer of a police procedural is a deep dive in the darkest corners of the human mind and a subversion of classic gender dynamics, anchored by two iconic performances by Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1991
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 118 mins
Format: 35mm