The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water 15 S

Film

Please note: This was screened in Feb 2018

Director:
Guillermo Del Toro
Cast:
Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
Duration:
123 mins, Subtitled, 2017, Canada | USA

Winner for Best Film and Best Director at the Oscars®, Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Crimson Peak) returns with this deliciously weird and extraordinary fairytale about the romance between a lonely, isolated woman and an amphibious creature.

Sally Hawkins stars as Eliza, a cleaner working in a secret US government facility in 1962 who communicates through signing (her vocal chords were removed as a child). Here she stumbles across a strange marine creature (del Toro regular Doug Jones) who is being experimented on by the cruel research head (Michael Shannon). Eliza is curious about the creature and strikes up an unlikely friendship which slowly turns to love - and the pair hatch a plan...

Combining elements of romantic fantasy, B-movies, monster films and mid century thrillers, this is proof that love takes many forms, and it's a wonderful thing. Enjoy.