The Shape of Water 119 mins

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From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962 which unfolds with the discovery of a classified government  project.  

 Drawing on classic 1950s sci-fi B-movies and the on-going fascination with Area 51 conspiracy theories, Guillermo del Toro’s sprightliest tale of the inexplicable is an old-school cinematic joy.

At the height of the Cold War, in a secret US laboratory, a young, mute woman begins to communicate with a strange, aquatic creature. Elisa (Sally Hawkins), whose only friends are her gay artist neighbour (Richard Jenkins) and a fellow cleaner (Octavia Spencer), is alarmed by the behaviour of research head Strickland (a deliciously cruel Michael Shannon), who sees the creature as nothing more than an oversized lab rat. A fellow scientist (Michael Stuhlbarg) of dubious connections is decidedly more curious, especially when he sees a bond forming between Elisa and the creature.

Intertwining sci-fi, horror and gothic romance to spellbinding effect, del Toro’s singular vision is enhanced by Dan Laustsen’s (Crimson Peak) vivid cinematography and Alexandre Desplat’s hypnotic score, which runs the gamut from high-wire thrills to the stirringly romantic. Hawkins, always the most empathetic of actors, is a marvel and she ensures that Elisa’s fierce desire to fight for what’s right never eclipses her sense of innocence.

Love takes many shape-shifting forms and this intoxicating film is a pure celebration of tolerance and human connection.

Winner of the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film

SAG Awards:  Nomination: Outstanding Performance by a Female  Actor in a Leading Role (Sally Hawkins);  Outstanding Performance  by a  male Actor in a Supportiing Role (Richard Jenkins)

Golden Globe Awards: 7 Nominations Incl. Best Picture, Best performance by an Actress (Sally Hawkins),  Best Director (Guillermo del Toro), Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Richard Jenkins), Best Actress in a Supporting role (Octavia  Spencer), Best Sci Fi/horror

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: 14  Nominations: Incl.Best Picture,  Best Director,  Best Actress (Sally hawkins), Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf),

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Guillermo del Toro (and Luca Guadagnino Call Me By Your name) Best Director; Best Actress: Sally Hawkins; Best Cinematography: Dan Laustsen

Season starts from January 25 at Luna Leederville + Luna on SX and screens Luna Outdoor on Fri Jan 12 (pre movie  event)  & Sat Jan 13  pplus Feb 8, 12,13 and Valentine's Day Feb 14

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