Directed by: Jeff Nichols Script: Jeff Nichols Producer: Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin Production company: Low Spark Films Cinematography: Adam Stone Editing: Parke Gregg Cast: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Katy Mixon, Kathy Baker, Ray McKinnon, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Robert Longstreet, Guy Van Swearingen, Tova Stewart
Format: 35 mm Running time: 120'
Synopsis Following his acclaimed debut, Shotgun Stories, writer/director Jeff Nichols reteams with actor Michael Shannon to create a haunting tale that will creep under your skin and expose your darkest fears. Curtis LaForche lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Hannah, a six-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can’t compare with Curtis’s privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify. 'Take Shelter' features fully realized characters crumbling under the weight of real-life problems. Using tone and atmosphere to chilling effect, Nichols crafts a powerful psychological thriller that is a disturbing tale for our times.
Awards and Festivals Cannes Film Festival 2011 - Critics Week Grand Prize, FIPRESCI Prize, SACD Prize
Hollywood Film Festival 2011 - Hollywood Breakthrough Award, Actress of the Year (Jessica Chastain)
Melbourne International Film Festival 2011
Toronto International Film Festival 2011
London Film Festival 2011
Directors Biography Jeff Nichols, from Little Rock (Arkansas), stands out as one of the promising new deal in American cinema. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and currently lives in Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He made his feature film debut as the writer and director of 'Shotgun Stories' (2007). 'Take Shelter' (2011) is his latest feature.
Location and screening schedule: TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Monday, October 17th at 13.00 EUROPA CINEMA, Monday, October 17th at 22.00 EUROPA CINEMA, Tuesday, October 18th at 17.00