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The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro

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USA, 2017, 120 min.
director – Guillermo Del Toro
producers – Guillermo Del Toro and J. Miles Dale
script – Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
camera – Dan Laustsen
editor – Sidney Wolinsky
music – Alexandre Desplat
production designer – Paul D. Austerberry
costume designer – Luis Sequeira
A FOX SEARCHLIGHT/DOUBLE DARE YOU/TSG ENTERTAINMENT production
intl. sales – TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
awards:
Venice – “Golden Lion”
cast:
Sally Hawkins (Eliza Esposito), Michael Shannon (Stickland), Richard Jenkins (Giles), Octavia Spencer (Zelda), Doug Jones (Amphibian Man), Michael Stuhlbarg (Robert Hoffstetler)

 


Drawing on classic 1950s sci-fi B-movies and the on-going fascination with 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, whose only friends are her gay artist neighbour Giles and a fellow cleaner, is alarmed by the behaviour of research head Strickland, who sees the creature as nothing more than an oversized lab rat. A fellow scientist 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 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 in this intoxicating film.

Screenings:
Sunday, 17 December 2017, 20.30, NPC - Hall 1
Monday, 18 December 2017, 19:15, Euro Cinema
Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 20:00, Cinema house
Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 19:30, G 8
Thursday, 21 December 2017, 20:30, Odeon

Ticket Centre at National Palace of Culture, Sofia, 1, "Bulgaria" Square
Phones: (+359 2) 916 63 00; (+359 2) 916 64 00
Working time:
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 20:30 h
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 to 20:00 ч.

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