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USA, 2010 (MIFF 2011, International Panorama)

Director: Jeff Nichols

"A masterfully controlled piece of work on every level... impeccable craftsmanship and breathtaking imagery." - Hollywood Reporter

A psychological thriller and a disturbing portrait of paranoia and madness, Take Shelter is the devastating sophomore effort from writer-director Jeff Nichols (Shotgun Stories, MIFF 2007).

As storm clouds gather on the horizon, family man Curtis (Michael Shannon) finds himself haunted by inescapable dreams of an onrushing apocalypse. As they grow in potency, Curtis begins to see the dreams as a prophetic sign of danger to his beloved family. Immune to the entreaties of his wife, Samantha (Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life), Curtis drifts towards a madness that will stretch the family to breaking point.

Winner of International Critics' Week at Cannes this year.

D/S Jeff Nichols P Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin Dist Sony TD 35mm/2010

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