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The Shape of Water wins in Venice

Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy-adventure -The Shape of Water- has been awarded the Golden Lion for Best Picture at the Venice Film Festival. 

Set during the Cold War, The Shape of Water stars Sally Hawkins as Eliza, a lonely mute janitor working in a government lab who along with her co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) uncovers the existence of a strange amphibious creature that has been the subject of a classified experiment. Eliza and the imprisoned creature form a bond, but she soon learns that its life is under threat.

The Shape of Water has also been mentioned as a possible Oscar winner, and that case will only be enhanced after its win in Venice. Guillermo del Toro has long been a highly-respected director but his tendency to work in genre film has prevented him from ever scoring a nomination for Best Picture or Best Director, though he did receive a screenplay nomination for Pan’s Labyrinth.

The Shape Of Water will be in US cinemas on 8 December before heading to the UK for 16 February.

 Red Band trailer, can be seen here 

Partial content sourced via  Screenrant