From the director of Pan's Labyrinth and Crimson Peak comes the otherworldly love story The Shape of Water coming to cinemas this fall!
Set in the early 1960s during the Cold War, the movie follows Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a mute janitor working at what seems to be a top-secret government facility, who is assigned to clean a lab where the government has imprisoned a beautiful, intelligent fish-like man (Doug Jones), sort of a glimmering cross between the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Aquaman.
Slowly, Elisa gains the creature's trust by feeding him and playing him music. From the trailer, it's clear that she's fallen in love with the fish creature, but we aren't sure whether he reciprocates. When the evil government scientists decide to dissect the creature, however, Elisa has to go rogue. What's appealing here, other than del Toro's incredible style, is the ambiguity of Elisa's relationship with the monster. What draws them together? Is she really connecting with him, or is human desire completely incomprehensible to him?
This flick looks like a terrific psychological drama, and a tragic love story with monsters.
See the first trailer for the movie and judge for yourself: