Four special preview screenings of Guillermo del Toro's magnificent new The Shape of Water.
Cold War America in 1962. lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works as a cleaner in a secret government facility and, living with speech impairment, feels trapped in an isolated life. When she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) encounter a classified experiment — a mysterious creature beyond everyone's understanding — a connection is forged that will profoundly change their lives.
As he so skilfully did with Pan's Labyrinth, the imaginative Guillermo del Toro once again brings us a beautifully-shot, dark-edged fantasy set at a tumultuous time in human history, albeit one with a distinctly different tone.
With an excellent supporting cast that features the likes of Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Michael Stuhlbarg, The Shape of Water is a wondrous and enticing change from the more traditional awards season offerings.