Film Review: The Shape of Water (2017)

Visionary fantasy auteur Guillermo del Toro presents a genre-bending love story between a mute janitor and a fish-man creature in The Shape of Water. Living in Baltimore during the Cold War, Eliza (Hawkins) is a mute woman working as a cleaner at a secretive government facility. Her best friends include her chatty co-worker and interpreter Zelda (Octavia Spencer) and her closeted, middle-aged neighbour Giles (Richard Jenkins). One day, Eliza and Zelda witness the arrival of a new “asset” to one of the labs run by Dr. Robert Hoffstetler (Michael Stuhlbarg) and the vicious Strickland (Michael Shannon). Eliza discovers and forms a connection to the aquatic, humanoid creature held captive there


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