From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America.
Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who 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 that lives in a water tank.
As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.
Guillermo del Toro’s visually ravishing fantasy romance is a Beauty and the Beast fable where both get to be beautiful and neither has to be beastly. The two of them are part of a world that Del Toro has dreamed into existence with authority, confidence and miraculous detail.
Dir: Guillermo del Toro, US, 2017, 2 15.
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon