From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water, an otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America, circa 1962.
“Enchanting and moving … one of del Toro’s deepest, most complex, most rewarding, and flat-out beautiful films.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
Lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works as a janitor in a high-security government laboratory, trapped in a life of isolation. But Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment – a strange amphibious creature – hidden inside the facility. Elisa is more fascinated than frightened. What scares her more is the threat posed by federal agent Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon). Cruel and self-serving, he seems convinced the surest way to handle the mysterious creature is to kill it. With the help of Zelda, her neighbor Giles (Richard Jenkins), and a sympathetic scientist (Michael Stuhlbarg), Elisa, whose growing attachment to the creature awakens within her a surprising power, hatches a plan to save the creature’s life, even at the risk of her own. Intertwining sci-fi, horror and gothic romance to spellbinding effect, del Toro’s singular vision is an intoxicating homage to 1950s B-movie creature features, as well as an utterly modern celebration of tolerance, love and human connection. (Dir. by Guillermo del Toro, 2017, USA, 119 mins., Rated R)
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