THE SHAPE OF WA­TER

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Funday Telegraph - – Leigh Paatsch

8.30PM, FOXTEL MOVIES PRE­MIERE

MASTER di­rec­tor Guillermo del Toro lets his imag­i­na­tion roam free once more. Just like his clas­sic Pan’s Labyrinth, this film is very much a fairy­tale for adults, ex­plic­itly ad­dress­ing themes such as sex, racism and gen­der dis­crim­i­na­tion that pre­clude it from reach­ing an all-ages au­di­ence. Ma­ture minds yearn­ing to be chal­lenged and charmed are in for a treat. Sally Hawkins (pic­tured) deeply im­presses in the lead role of Elisa, a mute work­ing as a cleaner at a topse­cret lab­o­ra­tory in 1962 Bal­ti­more. Through her ex­per­tise in sign lan­guage, Elisa finds a way to com­mu­ni­cate with an am­phibi­ous crea­ture be­ing held cap­tive.

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