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The Shape Of Water
The master auteur of dark, phantasmagorical make-believe, Guillermo Del Toro
(Pan's Labyrinth, Crimson Peak), returns with this weird, extraordinary
piece of cinematic art. Sally Hawkins stars as Eliza, a mute cleaning lady working in a Baltimore government research laboratory in 1962, who stumbles upon a strange marine creature, who is being experimented on. Through their respective limitations, they begin to communicate and Eliza starts to fall in love and somehow, smuggles the man-beast to her house, to prevent the malevolent scientists at the lab from harming him. Sally Hawkins’s mesmerising performance as Eliza - by turns, a sad, scared, tender, brave and loving character - anchors this extraordinary paean to love, acceptance, understanding and tolerance.
2017 / English, Sign Language and Russian dialogue with Arabic and English subtitles / Colour / 119 mins
Genre: Drama and Fantasy
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 18+
Contains: Gory Images, Nudity, Sex and Coarse Language
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Producer: Guillermo Del Toro, J. Miles Dale
Screenplay: Guillermo Del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
DOP: Dan Laustsen
Editor: Sidney Wolinsky
Composer: Alexandre Desplat
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
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