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Take Shelter

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Section 49 edición - Sección Oficial Largometrajes
Country Estados Unidos
Year 2011
Format DCP
Color / B&W Color
Running time 121 min
Original language Inglés
Director Jeff Nichols
Screenplay Jeff Nichols
Film Editing Parke Gregg
Photography Adam Stone
Music David Wingo
Art direction Jennifer Klide
Costume Karen Malecki
Production Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin
Production design Chad Keith
Cast Michael Shannon (Curtis LaForche), Jessica Chastain (Samantha LaForche), Tova Stewart (Hannah LaForche), Shea Whigham (Dewart), Katy Mixon (Nat), Natasha Randall ( Cammie), Kathy Baker (Sarah),  Lisagay Hamilton (Kendra), Robert Longstreet (Jim), Ray McKinnon (Kyle)   
Producer Strange Matter Films
Distribution Company Avalon Distribucion
Synopsis The LaForche family, Curtis, the father, Samantha, the mother, and Hannah, the six-year-old daughter suffering from deafness, live in a small town in Ohio. Their modest farm life is quiet enough for them: Curtis has a stable job at a mining company and Samantha is a house wife who partially works as a seamstress to foot the bills for the special needs of their daughter. When Curtis begins to have terrible dreams every night the relationship with his family and the rest of the community starts to shake, although none of that can be compared to his own fears for what the nightmare may entail. The fear of his visions predicting some kind of catastrophe, perhaps even the Apocalypses, forces him to construct a tornado-proof refuge behind their home, and his behaviour becomes increasingly strange. In addition, his personal fears are increased by the fact that his mother was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
Director bio Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Jeff Nichols is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking, and a current resident of Austin, Texas. He made his feature film debut as the writer and director of Shotgun Stories, which premiered at the Berlin in 2007. It was nominated for a 2008 Independent Spirit Award, won the Grand Jury Prize for New American Cinema at Seattle, the Grand Jury Prize at Austin, and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2007 Viennale. His next film, Take Shelter, won the Critic’s Week Grand Prize at Cannes 20011. He will next direct Mud, an original screenplay set on the Mississippi River, with Sarah Green and Aaron Ryder producing.