New international trailer, stills for The Shape of Water

There’s no shortage of sub-aquatic sentiment in the latest international trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s fairytale-esque The Shape of Water, which hits UK screens February 14th, 2018. That date shouldn’t be too hard to remember – it’s the same weekend that Marvel’s Black Panther the Greta Gerwig-directed Lady Bird are due for release on these shores.

Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Michael Shannon, The Shape of Water tells the story of Elisa (Hawkins) a mute janitor who stumbles upon a top-secret experiment. Her life is changed forever by the discovery as she and her co-worker Zelda (Spencer) struggle to hide the increasing danger it brings in the form of Richard Strickland (Shannon), an enforcing agent for the Occam Aerospace Research Centre where they both work.

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The top-secret discovery is a mysterious aquatic creature (played by Doug Jones) held in captivity against its will in the research facility. An unlikely but captivating relationship forms between the creature and Elisa, who begins to plot their escape together…

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Sally Hawkins in the film THE SHAPE OF WATER. Photo by Kerry Hayes. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Though the film is yet to hit U.S. screens until this weekend, The Shape of Water has already made a big impression with critics globally, having premiered in the U.K. at this year’s London Film Festival; it’s also picked up numerous awards including the Golden Lion (Best Film) and Soundtrack Stars (Best Soundtrack) at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

To read our in-depth ★★★★★ review, click here.

And, for some bonus Michael Shannon and Richard Jenkins, enjoy two more lovely shots taken straight from the film’s production reel.

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Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg in the film THE SHAPE OF WATER. Photo by Kerry Hayes. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved
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Richard Jenkins and Sally Hawkins in the film THE SHAPE OF WATER. Photo by Kerry Hayes. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

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