Guillermo del Toro’s anticipated latest feature, THE SHAPE OF WATER, has this morning been announced as the opening film for the 2017 Sitges Film Festival, which runs from 5 – 15 October, 2017.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Guillermo del Toro will return to serve as the patron for the 2017 festival, having previously opened the 2006 Festival with Pan’s Labyrinth and visited Sitges for the first time in 1993, picking up the award for Best Screenplay with Cronos.
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.
In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.
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