The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro to open a cinema named after him in his hometown


February 26, 2018 15:41:38 IST

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is set to open a new cinema named after him in Guadalajara, his hometown, on 10 March.

The new cinema is one of several that the city is building to improve the festival's offer, reported Variety.

Guillermo del Toro/Image from Twitter.

Guillermo del Toro/Image from Twitter.

"Hopefully, he'll have a few Oscars in tow," said Guadalajara Film Festival director Ivan Trujillo.

Del Toro's acclaimed fable The Shape of Water has received 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture.

During the festival at least five emerging Mexican filmmakers out of 11 contenders will be vying for the Premio Mezcal cash prize of USD 27,000 for best Mexican fiction film and an audience award of some USD 5,000.

Updated Date: Feb 26, 2018 15:41 PM