An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
The Shape of Water is a 2017 American romantic fantasy film directed by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy , El Laberinto del Fauno ) and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. The film stars Sally Hawkins (Godzilla ), Michael Shannon (Bug ), Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods ), Doug Jones (Ouija: Origin of Evil ), Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer (Drag Me to Hell ).