THE SHAPE OF WATER
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.