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The Silence Of The Lambs (15)

Friday 17 November 2017 to Saturday 18 November 2017

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  • Director Jonathan Demme
  • Origin USA
  • Year 1991
  • Duration 118 minutes

The recently sadly departed Jonathan Demme’s seminal thriller was only the third film to sweep all the top categories at the Oscars. Based on the Thomas Harris novel, it features Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster in arguably their most famous roles. Foster is young, shrewd FBI trainee Clarice Starling, assigned to interview – and bait – brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer Dr Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins) whose gruesome insights are required to help catch murderer Buffalo Bill. But as she tries to pry his secrets loose, he in turn begins questioning her – skilfully digging into her psyche and eliciting long buried traumas. An exceptional thriller and an undeniable classic.

The screening on Saturday 17th November at 6:15pm will be introduced by MA Film Student Charlotte Baker. 

Part of QUAD's Thrillers season. See all fifteen films in this season with a Thriller Season Pass.

Presented with the support of the Independent Cinema Office and BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.