Elisa Esposito is a mute singleton who lives above a cinema. Although friends with Giles, a neighbouring artist, she lives a lonely existence. While he has designs on the cafe worker nearby, Elisa cleans up at top-secret government lab, a bus ride away in Baltimore, Maryland. One day in 1962, she makes a life-changing discovery when Elisa finds an amphibious humanoid creature who is being held captive, and they embark on an extraordinary relationship. Guillermo del Toro's Oscar and Bafta-winning fantasy, starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer and Doug Jones.