Winner of 4 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director!
Nominated for a leading 13 Academy Awards (one shy of the record for highest ever!) including Best Picture, Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), Best Director (Guillermo del Toro), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) and Best Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins). During the Cold War conflict of the ’60s, Elisa works as a cleaner at a secret government facility, where she becomes drawn to the new specimen: a mysterious marine creature. While Elisa begins to fall in love with it, the facility head Richard Strickland only desires to take the creature apart for experimental advantage against the Russians. “It’s a film that makes you feel a lot. But overridingly you feel lucky — lucky to be watching it, lucky that something so sincerely sweet, sorrowfully scary and surpassingly strange can exist in this un-wonderful world, and desirous of hanging on to as much of its magic for as long as you can after you reemerge back onto dry land.” —Jessica Kiang, The Playlist. R. 123 Min.