Sundance 2011: The End Is Near In Jeff Nichols' TAKE SHELTER
A wave of images has swept over the website for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and none are more impressive than those for Jeff Nichols' possible-apocalypse film Take Shelter. Michael Shannon appears perfectly cast in this story of a man crumbling under the weight of his own visions.
Find a quintet of images from the film in the gallery below.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.