★★★★★ - "Fantastic in all senses. It’s the biggest risk of del Toro’s career and it could not have paid off more" - Empire
★★★★★ - The Telegraph | ★★★★★ - Metro | ★★★★ - The Guardian
Guillermo del Toro (Pans Labyrinth) delivers a Golden Globe-winning love-letter to the monster movie with this otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War America.
In the government laboratory where she works, Elisa’s (Hawkins) life is changed forever when she discovers a secret classified experiment – an aquatic creature kept hidden in the basement. Unable to speak herself, Elisa teaches the creature to communicate via sign language and the pair eventually fall in love. But can love transcend society’s boundaries?
Del Toro’s eye for beauty in the macabre is as strong as ever, yet The Shape of Water is also a moving and tender love story.
Dir: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon
USA 2017, 123mins