Shape Of Water
- 123 minutes
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Doug Jones
Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.
"elegantly blends whimsical fairy tale with a fresh spin on classic monster movies for a delightful experience." - SCREEN RANT
5 stars "a seductively melancholic creature feature" - MARK KERMODE'S FILM OF THE WEEK, THE OBSERVER
5 stars "Guillermo del Toro's beautiful blood-curdler is as timeless as a fairy tale" - THE TELEGRAPH
4 stars "visually ravishing fantasy romance almost drowns in its own gorgeousness" - THE GUARDIAN
4 Oscar wins: Best picture, Best director, Best production design, Best original score.
Also nominated for Best lead actress - Sally Hawkins, Best supporting actor - Richard Jenkins, Best supporting actress - Octavia Spencer, Best original screenplay, Best cinematography, Best editing, Best sound editing, Best sound mixing, Best costume design.
3 BAFTA wins: Best director, Best original music, Best production design.
Also nominated for Best film, Best actress - Sally Hawkins, Best supporting actress - Octavia Spencer, Best original screenplay, Best costume design, Best editing, Best special visual effects and Best sound.
2 Golden Globe wins: Best director and Best original score.
Also nominated for Best motion picture - Drama, Best actress - drama - Sally Hawkins, Best screenplay, Best supporting actress - drama - Octavia Spencer, Best supporting actor - drama - Richard Jenkins,