In Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER, Sally Hawkins plays a lonely, mute woman who works as a janitor in a top secret government lab. It’s there she meets and befriends a strange being who seems to be half-man, half-amphibian. WATER draws upon decades of classic films about relationships between people and what society considers “monsters”, here are some memorable examples of the genre.
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 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forver when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment