The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

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OSCAR WINNER FOR 2018 BEST FILM & BEST DIRECTOR!
From master story teller Guillermo del Toro (‘Pan’s Labyrinth’) comes an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of 1962 Cold War America.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment, where a strange amphibious creature is being used for scientific testing. Elisa feels for the tortured prisoner.

She feeds him eggs, plays him Benny Goodman records and teaches him sign language, all out of rapt devotion. The result is an acting duet that will haunt your dreams and break your heart. The emotionally naked Hawkins is unforgettable as Elisa, an orphan who was abused as a child, and is now mute. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones as the creature.

AWARD NOMINATIONS
BAFTAs: 12: Film; Director (Guillermo del Toro); Actress (Sally Hawkins); Supporting Actress (Olivia Spencer); Music (Alexandre Desplat); Cinematography (Dan Laustsen ); Original Screenplay (Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor); Sound; Editing; Production Design; Costume Design; Visual Effects.
Oscars: 13: Film; Director (Guillermo del Toro); Actress (Sally Hawkins); Supporting Actress (Olivia Spencer); Score (Alexandre Desplat); Cinematography (Dan Laustsen ); Original Screenplay (Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor); Sound Editing; Sound Mixing; Editing; Production Design; Costume Design; Visual Effects.
Golden Globes: 7: Film; Director (Guillermo del Toro); Actress (Sally Hawkins); Supporting Actress (Olivia Spencer); Music (Alexandre Desplat); Actor (Richard Jenkins); Original Screenplay (Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor).