Hollywood’s Latest Love Story Is About Sign Language Users

The latest fairy tale love story may be Guillermo Del Toro’s masterpiece yet

December 7, 2017—Guillermo Del Toro’s latest fairy tale love story The Shape of Water will be released in theaters across the nation.

The film takes place in Baltimore, Maryland during the 1960s Cold War and centers around a mute janitor who works at a high-security laboratory within the government. She uses sign language for communication due to her muteness; she can hear but cannot speak at all. One day she is cleaning the facilities and comes across an imprisoned water creature. The creature learns sign language from her and the two fall in love.

However, the plot thickens when a Russian spy tangles with the military at the laboratory and the sea creature’s life is threatened—it’s now up to the janitor to save him with the help of her reclusive artist neighbor and chatty co-worker.

The film has been receiving positive reviews; Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 98% score.

Shape of Water is gaining accolades for its brilliant combination of unconventional characters, story, and atmosphere. It has already won the following awards:

Heartland 2017’s Truly Moving Picture Award

Hollywood Film Award 2017’s Editor of the Year

…Plus four more awards at the Venice Film Festival:

Smithers Foundation Award

Future Film Festival Digital Award

Golden Lion Best Film

Soundtrack Stars’ Best Soundtrack Award

Guillermo del Toro is well known for his films Pacific Rim, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Hellboy.

The Shape of Water is set to be released in theaters on December 7, 2017.


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