The Shape of Water trailer – 16 Feb 2018 – brilliant – other-worldly fairy tale

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The Shape of Water trailer – watch fascinating look at this fairy tale from another world.  Arrives British cinemas 16 February 2018

The Shape of Water trailer. This is how it goes

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman . Elisa works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret. A mysterious, scaled creature from South America lives in a water tank. Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend. But soon learns that the creatures fate and survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

Director:  Guillermo del Toro

Screenplay:  Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor

Story by:  Guillermo del Toro

Stars:  Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, David Hewlett

iNews: Achingly romantic, genuinely thrilling and shot through with a love of classic cinema.  This is a weird and wonderful treat to be savoured.  Don’t miss it!

Other comments: The Shape of Water movie is receiving top stars.  Film critics are raving. It is utterly lovely. Full of artistry. It has dazzled critics.

Film impressed the audience when it premiered at and opened the SITGES in Spain. Guillermo del Torro praised for the creative and inspiring story of the movie


Guillermo del Toro first met Sally Hawkins at the 2014 Golden Globes, and pitched the film to her while being intoxicated; “I was drunk and it’s not a movie that makes you sound less drunk”.

Set during a real-life war and featuring magical elements. This was also the premise for Guillermo del Toro’s earlier film Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

Quotes: You deliver, that’s what you do. Right?  You know something you’re not telling me. You’re going to tell me. You need to get him back in the water.  He’s coming. You gotta go now and you gotta take that thing with ya. What did she say?

United Kingdom has to wait until February 16 next year before audience can catch the movie.  The film will be shown in other countries much sooner.

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