Love comes in many shapes and forms, even ones that come from the bottom of the sea. Since it’s Festival debut earlier this year, Guillermo Del Toro‘s The Shape Of Water has been making some big waves.
Next February UK cinephiles will get a chance to be captivated and today the UK Trailer arrived. Giving us a taster on what we can expect, in atypical romance in which love Knows No Boundaries.
Starring Sally Hawkins as a muted cleaner employed in a government research facility whose life changes when she falls in love. In love with the facility’s ‘experiment’.
Del Toro doesn’t make straightforward movies, this looks like one of those dark fairy tales that fit nicely next to Pan’s Labyrinth. An unorthodox love story set in the backdrop of the cold war rather than the Spanish Civil like in Pan’s. There will be a political streak to the movie too, with paranoia with Del Toro stating The Creature From The Black Lagoon a big inspiration. Ironically the creature for this one looks very similar creature.
If there was ever a case for the Mexican filmmaker been in contention for an Oscar, this movie will be his strongest chance.From the festival circuit run, many critics are calling it one of the best movies of this year making his choice to pull out of the Pacific Rim sequel a wise move.
From the master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, 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.
The movie also stars Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.
The Shape Of Water is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 14 February 2018. A Valentine’s Day alternative to Fifty Shades Freed, I think we can say our choice won’t be with ‘Mr.Grey’!Powered by Sidelines