The Silence of the Lambs 1991 MA15+

8.00PM Wed 1 Aug 2018 (1hr 58mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

The Silence of the Lambs is a chilling thriller that inaugurated the neo-slasher genre of the 1990s. Balancing onscreen violence with psychological drama and complex sexual politics, these variations on the slasher genre profiled serial killers within a real world context. Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is a young FBI trainee on the trail of Buffalo Bill, a serial killer who flays his victims for the most macabre dressmaking project. Starling's search leads her to undertake a behavioural profile of the cunning Dr Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), another serial killer who prides himself on once having eaten the liver of a census taker with some fava beans and a nice Chianti! After Lecter provides a successful clue towards the increasingly desperate investigation, Starling agrees to trade personal information for more clues. Based on the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs received Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress at the 1992 Academy Awards.

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY SR, 118 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: JONATHAN DEMME / SCRIPT: TED TALLY / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY: THOMAS HARRIS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: TAK FUJIMOTO / EDITOR: CRAIG MCKAY / ART DIRECTOR: TIM GALVIN / PRODUCTION DESIGN: KRISTI ZEA / MUSIC: HOWARD SHORE / PRODUCTION CO: ORION PICTURES CORPORATION, STRONG HEART/DEMME PRODUCTION / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS