Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer star in The Shape of Water (category: III, English Russian), directed by Guillermo del Toro. Doug Jones and Michael Shannon co-star. Photo: Fox Searchlight

Film review: The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance a wondrous ode to equality and love

Mexican director is back to his best in this sublime romantic fable that is a bona fide masterpiece and a call to arms for oppressed minorities everywhere, proving that love will conquer all – even if it’s an interspecies romance

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Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer star in The Shape of Water (category: III, English Russian), directed by Guillermo del Toro. Doug Jones and Michael Shannon co-star. Photo: Fox Searchlight
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Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee is the film editor of the Post. Before joining the Culture desk in 2013, he was the arts and culture editor of Time Out Hong Kong. Since he graduated in English and Comparative Literature, Edmund has also studied law and written an MPhil thesis on Hirokazu Koreeda. He is on a masochistic mission to review every Hong Kong film being released.