Take Shelter

Take Shelter

Take Shelter (meaning “to find refuge”) is an American drama film written and directed by Jeff Nichols , released in 2011 .

Synopsis

Curtis LaForche is a young married man with a deaf daughter. He suffers from seemingly delirious troubles, assaulted by visions and dreams of tornadoes , clouds of starlings, violence against him or his family. He wonders why his mother was interned for mental disorders at his age: should he protect his family by devoting his time and money to perfect and expand the shelter against tornadoes in his garden or should he to seek treatment?

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Technical sheet

  • Original title: Take Shelter
  • Directed by: Jeff Nichols
  • Scenario: Jeff Nichols
  • Artistic direction: Jennifer Klide
  • Sets: Chad Keith
  • Costumes: Karen Malecki
  • Photography: Adam Stone
  • Editing: Parke Gregg
  • Music: David Wingo
  • Production: Sophia Lin and Tyler Davidson
  • Production Companies: Grove Hill Productions and Hydraulx Entertainment
  • Distribution Company: Sony Pictures Classics (United States) , Ad Vitam (France)
  • Budget: 5 million of dollars
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Original language: English
  • Format: Colors ( Kodak ) – 35mm – 2.35: 1 – Digital Dolby Sound
  • Genre: Drama
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Release dates:
    •  United States :( Sundance Festival )
    •  United States :
    •  Canada :
    •  France :

Distribution

  • Michael Shannon (VF: Emmanuel Gradi) : Curtis LaForche
  • Jessica Chastain (VF: Rafael Moutier ) : Samantha LaForche
  • Katy Mixon (VF: Delphine Benko ) : Samantha’s friend
  • Shea Whigham : Curtis’ co-worker Dewart
  • Kathy Baker (VF: Caroline Jacquin ) : Sarah, Curtis’s mother
  • Ray McKinnon (VF: Laurent Larcher) : Kyle, Curtis’s brother
  • Lisa Gay Hamilton : Kendra, the psychologist
  • Tova Stewart : Hannah LaForche, the deaf dumb girl
  • Joanna Tyler (VF: Guylène Ouvrard ) : the supervisor
Source and captionFrench version (VF) on RS Dubbing 1

Distinctions

Awards

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  • 2011 : Grand Prix of the International Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 ;
  • 2011 : SACD Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival ;
  • 2011 : Best Actress of the Year Award (several films) to Jessica Chastain at the Hollywood Film Festival ;
  • 2011 : Grand Prix of the Deauville American Film Festival ;
  • 2011 : Grand prize at the Samain of the fantastic cinema of Nice ;
  • 2011 : Best film at the Zurich International Film Festival ;
  • 2011 : Best Actor of the Year Award by the Austin Film Critics Association for Michael Shannon;
  • 2011 : Best Actor Award by the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for Michael Shannon;
  • 2012 : Best Actor Award by the Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Michael Shannon;
  • 2012 : Best Actor Award at the Chlotrudis Awards for Michael Shannon;

Appointments

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  • 2011 : Official Selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival
  • 2013 : Grand Prize of the Union of Film Critics 2013

Box office

Country or region Box Office Box office shutdown date Number of weeks
 United States 1,724,139 $ 4
 la France 134,293 entries January 17, 2012 2

Critical reception

Take Shelter receives almost unanimous positive reviews. The aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 92% of the 91 critics gave a positive opinion on the film, with an average of 8.1 / 10 2 . Metacritic aggregator scores 85 out of 100 indicating “positive reviews” 3 .

Around the film

  • Jeff Nichols reported that the idea for the film came to him as he was about to become a father. It is thus the fear of this future responsibility and a need for protection that are at the origin of this film 4 .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ “VF dubbing sheet of the film”  [ archive ] on RS Dubbing , accessed April 22, 2013
  2. ↑ (in) Take Shelter (2011) ”  [ archive ] , on rottentomatoes.com , Rotten Tomatoes (accessed October 27, 2011 )
  3. ↑ (in) Take Shelter ”  [ archive ] , on metacritic.com , Metacritic (accessed October 27, 2011 )
  4. ↑ Thomas Baurez, ” Jeff Nichols – The Inner Adventure “, Studio Ciné Live No. 77 ,p.  56 to 59

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