The Shape Of Water (2017) 15

He sees me, for what I - am, as I am. He's happy - to see me. Every time. Every day. Now, I can either save him... or let him die.

Tuesday 3rd July

Doors: 6:00 pm

Screening: 7:00 pm

£13.50

Experience the sumptuous watery fable and this year's Oscar winning best film at the heart of London

A story about otherness set against the sinistre backdrop of Cold War America, circa 1962. The proxy princess is dreamy, mute cleaner, Elisa (Sally Hawkins); the handsome prince is a shimmeringly scaled Creature from the Black Lagoon; and the villian's role fits the evil military scientist (Michael Shannon) like a glove. Elisa exists happily enough in a world of her own, but when she is tasked with mopping up the floor of the top secret research lab, she is beguiled by the sinuous creature imprisoned in the water tank. As in all good fairy tales True Love has many obstacles to overcome, but a shared appreciation for Jazz and a love of hard boiled eggs helps, here!

Director Guillermo del Toro says he has relied on the company of monsters since childhood.  He believes that monsters help "make sense of our blissful imperfections." Anyone familiar with his Spanish Civil War-set Pan's Labyrinth knows that del Toro approaches his weighty themes through the fine gauze of fantasy.  In The Shape of Water though, he permits himself a more traditional fairy tale ending, and it's very welcome!  It is not just us who have been utterly charmed by this; it won the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, and it has topped the table for Oscar nominations. See why for yourself.

Experience one of this year's hit movies under the stars in the heart of London. Hosted by our friends at Brookfield who are covenanting every penny to the Sustainability Institute. What is there not to love about this screening?

Please note: tickets include a seat at this venue
Please also note: the film will be silent with Wi-Fi headsets provided.

The Nomad Cinema is thrilled to partner with curated online cinema MUBI to present this summer's programme of amazing outdoor screenings. It's the perfect fit: two adventurous, independent companies dedicated to bringing great cinema to a wide audience. And to make it even more exciting, every ticket to a Nomad screening will include 30 free days of MUBI!

Hot and cold drinks available [including alcohol]

Outdoor pop-up event [seating provided]

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