After rave reviews from the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming love story The Shape of Water is eyeing an awards season debut, with Sally Hawkins already generating Best Actress buzz for her performance. A new red band trailer for the Cold War fairy tale has been revealed, and you can check it out here.
Reviews from the festival circuit have been overwhelmingly positive, with Variety proclaiming it “del Toro’s most rewarding, richly realized film” since Pan’s Labyrinth, while Collider gushed that it “not only entertains as a sumptuous fairytale, but it reinforces a faith in humanity set in a time where tolerance of other races, nationalities, and non-‘family values’ love was volatile.”
The Shape of Water will open on December 8.
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.