The Silence of the Lambs

  • Dir: Jonathan Demme

  • USA, 1991, 118 mins, DCP

  • Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins

The top movie villain of all time on the AFI’s 100 greatest list, Dr. Hannibal Lector is a most seductive psychopath, a brilliant psychiatrist put behind bars for feasting on his victims. It’s not his frosty smile but his mind that attracts Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who seeks his help in drawing a psychological profile of a new serial killer. Playing along with the monster’s charm and intelligence, she is forced to confront her own childhood fears. Full of uncomfortable close-ups and discomfiting dialogue, Jonathan Demme’s adaptation of Thomas Harris’ taut best-selling novel has become an instant classic of suspense thriller. Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster have created two of the most memorable characters in movie history, yet it’s Hannibal the Cannibal who has become a patron to many people’s nightmares, forever haunting our thoughts.

1992 Academy Awards, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay

5/1/2018 (Fri): Post-screening talk with Li Cheuk-to

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

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