Harrold Film Nights
Friday July 20th. Doors/bar from 7pm. Film starts at 7:30pm
The Shape of Water (15) 104 min. Fantasy/Drama
Tickets from Harrold Post Office or on the door
From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water, an other worldly fable 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.
“This is a fairy tale in the old sense and pulls no punches. There are scenes of real brutality and intense eroticism, as well as a scene with an animal which is likely to horrify many viewers regardless of their age or their usual viewing proclivities. Of course, it’s all wrapped up with sumptuous set design, evocative cinematography and superb editing, as Del Toro fans have come to expect. For open minded viewers who don’t have delicate stomachs or overly hardened hearts, there is much to admire here. It’s a film with which some will fall in love.” Eye for Film
4 OSCARS: BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN, BEST SCORE