Director: Jeff Nichols
Screenwriters: Jeff Nichols
- 2011 Sundance Film Festival
- 2011 Annenberg Film Fellowship Grant
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.
(Archives note: see also Jeff Nichols' Meet The Artist interview on our YouTube Channel.)
- Section: U.S. Dramatic Competition
- Film Type: U.S. Narrative Feature Films
- Country: U.S.A.
- Run Time: 123 min.