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An otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America in 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Eliza—who is mute—is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. But her life is changed forever when she and her co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.


Direction: del Toro; Guillermo
Script: Taylor; Vanessa, del Toro; Guillermo
Production: Dale; J. Miles, del Toro; Guillermo
Photography: Laustsen; Dan
Sound: Robitaille; Nathan
Music: Desplat; Alexandre
Cast:Stuhlbarg; Michael, Jenkins; Richard, Shannon; Michael, Hawkins; Sally, Jones; Doug, Spencer; Octavia
Art direction: Churcher; Nigel
Participation year at FICM: 2017

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