Synopsis

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Guillermo del Toro, the legendary Mexican filmmaker won his first ever Best Director award at the Golden Globes ceremony for “The Shape of Water,” and is touted as a favorite for the Academy Awards. At the awards ceremony, he said, “For 25 years I have handcrafted very strange little tales made of motion, color, light and shadow. These strange stories….these fables …are biography, and they are alive.”

Reviews

THE SHAPE OF WATER is a love story like no other, and it features one of the year’s most heart-wrenching performances nestled in a supreme confabulation of cinematic craft.

Boston Globe

Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it’s a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon.

Los Angeles Times

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