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 about an encroaching, apocalyptic storm, 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 Samantha, and provokes intolerance among co-workers, friends and neighbors. 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. Faced with the proposition that his disturbing visions signal disaster of one kind or another, Curtis confides in Samantha, testing the power of their bond against the highest possible stakes.
Jeff Nichols (b. 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States) graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and lives in Austin, Texas. He premiered his debut film "Shotgun Stories", which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival. The film won awards at major festivals worldwide, including the FIPRESCI International Jury Prize at the Vienna International Film Festival (2007), and was named one of the best films of 2008 by Roger Ebert.
Selected filmography: "Shotgun Stories" (2007), "Take Shelter" (2011, "Kino pavasaris").
- Year: 2011
- Country: USA
- Runtime: 116 min.
- Director: Jeff Nichols
- Screenwriter: Jeff Nichols
- Actors: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Katy Mixon, Kathy Baker
- Producers: Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin
- Cinematographer: Adam Stone
- Company: CP Digital (Premium Film) / Film Nation Entertainment
- Dialogs: English
- Subtitles: Lithuanian
- Classification: N-16
- IMDB rating: 7.5