I’m a huge fan of Guillermo Del Toro movies; I have been since I watched PAN’S LABYRINTH. A beautiful fairytale set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, it made me feel at home and, for the first time, I felt that it was possible to tell the stories I grew up with.
THE SHAPE OF WATER is a new movie from Del Toro that follows in the same vein, only instead of being set in 1944, it’s set in 1962 during the Cold War but still holds on to the haunting and disconnecting feeling as many of Del Toro’s other films. With many visuals we have come to expect from the master of cinema present in the trailer, we can expect an intrinsically woven and bittersweet story that questions our beliefs when it comes to science and how it relates to humanity.
The story follows a mute woman (played by Sally Hawkins) and her friend (Octavia Spencer) as they uncover a secret experiment taking place at their work. The friendship Hawkins’ character develops with the experiment seems to be the crux of the story, but don’t be fooled; Del Toro’s stories are full of depth.
Watch the trailer below:
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