Fox Searchlight has shared the first clip from The Shape of Water. While it’s currently playing at the Venice Film Festival, those of us who have to wait get another small look at the film. A little over a minute long, we see our first encounter between the lovers.

While a very small clip, we see our mute protagonist Elisa in the lab when they wheel in the experiment. Locked in a water logged tube, the creature soon becomes distressed after seeing Elisa’s hand gently touch the glass. She soon becomes distressed herself with sympathy for the creature inside. And we know immediately that Strickland is a very cruel man.

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I’m so excited for this film. While this isn’t too much to go off of, I’ll take anything I can see. Exploring the relationship between the lonely Elisa and the sad creature will be an emotional journey. And we’ve just seen the very beginning of it all. I can’t wait!

What do you think of the clip below? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more movie news! The Shape of You will be released in theaters on December 8th.

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