THE SHAPE OF WATER
labour oF love
A fairytale horror story that’s also a response to Trump’s “Make America Great” campaign, Guillermo del Toro’s latest has earned raves on the festival circuit, where it’s been lauded as his best since
Pan’s Labyrinth. Sally Hawkins stars as the mute janitor at a research centre, where she befriends an amphibious humanoid (Doug Jones) who’s being held captive. Cue what could be one of the year’s most affecting love stories. “It’s important that we choose love over fear, because love is the answer,” says del Toro. Get ready for wall-to-wall emotion.