The Shape of Water (15)

Director Guillermo del Toro. Adventure/Drama/Fantasy

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER, an otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones.

Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

A gripping film that had a good mix of tense action along with humour and poignancy. Superb acting and beautifully filmed. It was enjoyed by most, but the surreal aspects of it were not to everyone’s liking,

Despite strong performances this did not attract the majority of our core audience and would probably appeal to a slightly younger group.

An extraordinary film with detailed images and social content evoking the 1960s. The original imagination of the Mexican director Guillermo del Toro brings this fantasy tale to life. Sally Hawkins plays the strong but vulnerable lead character, Elisa, a mute cleaner at a high-security government laboratory. As the story unfolds Sally Hawkins' outstanding performance gains our sympathy and draws us in. This film has everything, a worthy winner of many awards for its performances, screenplay, direction, visuals, production design, and musical score. Highly recommended.

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