Take Shelter Programme 2016

by Jeff Nichols International Feature Film / Competition

Curtis LaForche lives in a small Ohio town with his wife Samantha and their daughter Hannah, who is deaf and dumb. Curtis makes a modest living as a crew chief for a sand-mining company. Samantha is a stay-at-home mom who supplements their income working as a part-time seamstress. Money is tight, and navigating Hannah’s healthcare and special-needs education is a constant struggle. Despite that, Curtis and Samantha are very much in love. All this changes when Curtis begins having terrifying dreams about an approaching apocalyptic storm. He keeps his nightmares to himself, but begins building a storm shelter in their backyard – he wants to prepare for the worst. His behaviour worries not only his neigbours, but also his wife Samantha. Curtis begins to question the true significance of his dreams: must he protect his family from a tornado, or from himself?

  • Direction: Jeff Nichols
  • Cast: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Tova Stewart
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 120 Min
  • Country, Year: USA, 2011
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
  • Producer: Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin
  • Screenplay: Jeff Nichols
  • Cinematography: Adam Stone
  • Editor: Parke Gregg
  • Music: David Wingo
  • Sound: Ryan Putz
  • Executive Producer: Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Greg Strause, Colin Strause
  • Production Company: Strange Matter Films, Low Spark Films
  • World Sales:
  • Swiss Distribution: Elite Film AG
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