Set in a high-security government lab in 1960s Cold War-era America, this darkly romantic adult fairy tale sees mute janitor Elisa (Sally Hawkins) strikes up an unlikely romance with a captive amphibious being (Doug Jones).
When the cruel Colonel Strickland (Michael Shannon) sets out to kill the aquatic creature, Elisa attempts a daring rescue.
Master storyteller Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) delivers a heart-stirring crowd-pleaser that celebrates all that is weird and wonderful.
Duration: 123 mins
Director: Guillermo del Toro. Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer. USA 2017.