Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones
Director: Guillermo del Toro
A dark fairytale with homages to Hollywood’s Golden Age, The Shape of Water is a gothic romance from Guillermo del Toro, the mind that brought us Crimson Peak and Pan’s Labyrinth.
It’s the story of Eliza (Hawkins), a mute who lives above a cinema with her gay best friend (Jenkins) and his cats. They dream together, but are both odd balls and social outcasts. Eliza works as a cleaner at a top secret government facility, where she’s largely ignored, but is close with Zelda (Spencer), another cleaner there who understands her sign language.
One day a strange creature is brought to the lab, a sea monster (Jones) from the Amazon, captured by an evil government agent Strickland (Shannon). Though most people see a monster, Eliza sees a creature with thoughts and…
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