/the shape of water

USA 2017 MA 123 mins
director: Guillermo del Torro

This film will begin at 6.55 pm in Cinema 1 and at 7.05 pm in Cinema 2.

"Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it's a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon."

Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

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Featured review - Bilge Ebiri - Village Voice
Distributor:  20th Century Fox

4 Oscars - Best director, Best film, Best original score, Best production design

4 Golden Globes - Best director, Best drama, Best original score, Best actress - Sally Hawkins

3 BAFTAs - Best Director, Best Production design, Best original music

+ countless others

/star box score 3.74

1 vote - 3
2 votes - 22
3 votes - 60
4 votes - 85
5 votes - 54


Director - Guillermo del Torro

Story - Guillermo del Torro

Screenplay - Guillermo del Torro, Vanessa Taylor

Producers - J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Torro

Associate producers - T. K. Knowles, Daniel Kraus, John O'Grady, Chuck Ryant

Music - Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography - Dan Laustsen

Film editing - Sidney Wolinsky

Casting - Robin D. Cook

Production design - Paul D. Austerberry

Art direction _ Nigel Churcher

Set decoration - Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau

Costume design - Luis Sequoia


Sally Hawkins - Elisa Esposito

Michael Shannon - Richard Strickland

Richard Jenkins - Giles

Octavia Spencer - Zelda Fuller

Michael Stuhlbarg - Dr. Robert Hoffstetler

Doug Jones - Amphibian Man

David Hewlett - Fleming

Nick Searcy - General Holt

Filmed in Ontario, Canada

/let's talk about this film

"[Monsters] represent everything outcast. I can be an outcast by my race, by my gender, by my sexual preference, my politics, whatever — but monsters are simply outcasts. And that is pertinent in the Shape of Water where you see a world that is dreaming of the future, but at the same time, that has racial tensions; where it is very easy to hate. This creature is sort of a complete outcast, invisible… So, monsters are the patron saints of the outsiders.”

/Guillermo del Torro


born 1964 Guadalajara, Mexico


Cronos - 1993

Mimic - 1997

The Devil's Backbone - 2001

Blade II - 2002

Hellboy - 2004

Pan's Labyrinth - 2006

Hellboy 2 - 2008

Pacific Rim - 2013

Crimson Peak - 2015

The Shape of Water - 2017