The Shape of Water

{5/5} “I butter the man’s toast a lot.”

The Shape of Water, released in 2017

Elisa is mute, and works with her friend Zelda cleaning at some facility. At her apartment, Elisa spends a fair about of time with her neighbour Giles, who’s an artist. Elisa discovers an amphibious creature being held captive at work — even though she’s warned against it, she approaches him.

It’s a delightfully eccentric story. It feels a bit like a Jean-Pierre Jeunet movie, particularly at first.

It’s about friendship, and acceptance of beings who are different from you.

Stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, and Doug Jones. Directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth). The French flavoured music is by Alexandre Desplat.

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