Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water was released in New York last week. This Friday, it will arrive in other major cities before being unrolled nationwide before the end of the month. Early reviews are almost universally positive. In the latest featurette for the film, del Toro discusses his desire to explore an ancient force in his Cold War era, interspecies romance.
Official Synopsis: From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly 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.
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor
Story by: Guillermo del Toro
Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer.
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You can find out when The Shape of Water is arriving in your city in the stylish poster-guide below.