Fresh on to our screens this week is The Shape of Water, a gorgeous new tale by master story teller, Guillermo del Toro. A lonely cleaner working in a secret government facility, Elisa encounters a mysterious creature being held in captivity, with whom she forms a connection that will profoundly change their lives. A beautifully-shot, dark-edged fantasy set at a tumultuous time in human history.
We're also showing The Mercy, the latest biopic from James Marsh (Man On Wire) which tells the incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.
If that's not enough, you can also still catch Andrei Zvyagintsev's 'blisteringly beautiful' new drama Loveless at FIlmhouse, which tells the heartbreaking story of a boy who goes missing whilst his parents are embroiled in a vicious divorce. The film has blazed through the awards season, winning the Jury Prize at Cannes and Best Film at BFI London Film Festival, whilst currently in running for the Oscar© for Best Foreign Language Film.
Over the weekend, we have Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle screening as part of Filmhouse Junior - a new adventure 22 years after the original which sees four high school kids discover an old video game console, which transports them into the game's jungle world. On Sunday night Kino Bar returns with P.T Anderson's magnificent masterpiece There Will Be Blood, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis as an oil pioneer whose trailblazing spirit is equaled only by his murderous ambition
On Monday we have a special screening of River, a short film by 6 artists exploring themes of folklore, myth and sound. Supported by Creative Scotland, Aberdeen City Council and sonADA, the screening will be followed by a live performance by Angela Main and Imogene Newland. Tickets for this can be booked here. Finally, on Thursday we have National Theatre back with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a 'thrilling revival' starring Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family dance around lies and secrets that threaten to destroy their relationships.