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 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. It can’t be an accident that The Story of Ruth is invoked in The Shape of Water, a film about the kind of love in which we both abandon ourselves and discover our true selves in the same moment. And del Toro imbues that idea with an additional insight: To love another, we have to learn to see the ways they’re different from us as well as the ways we’re profoundly the same. What The Shape of Water has to teach, however subtly, is much needed in a prejudiced world. It paints borders rooted deep in the human soul — between countries, races, abilities, and desires — with compassion and gentleness. Running Time: 2H 3Min *We have applied for 7 CPD points (one CPD point per film evening), which includes 2 ethics points if approved.