Guillermo del Toro
Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, David Hewlett
Cold War America in 1962. Lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works as a cleaner in a secret government facility and, living with speech impairment, feels trapped in an isolated life. When she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) encounter a classified experiment - a mysterious creature beyond everyone's understanding - a connection is forged that will profoundly change their lives.
As he so skilfully did with Pan's Labyrinth, the imaginative Guillermo del Toro once again brings us a beautifully-shot, dark-edged fantasy set at a tumultuous time in human history, albeit one with a distinctly different tone.
With an excellent supporting cast that features the likes of Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Michael Stuhlbarg, The Shape of Water is a wondrous and enticing change from the more traditional awards season offerings.
Del Toro's mysterious creature in The Shape of Water was hugely inspired by the iconic Creature from the Black Lagoon, which screens on Thu 29 March at 8.30pm.
The 5.55pm screenings on Monday 26 February and Wednesday 7 March will feature on-screen captions.
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