Magazine article Screen International

Take Shelter Takes Top Prize at Deauville

Magazine article Screen International

Take Shelter Takes Top Prize at Deauville

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Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter wins Grand Prize. Matthew Gordon's Dynamiter picks up Jury Prize. Tony Kaye's Detachment nabs festival's new Revelation award.

Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter, starring Michael Shannon as an Ohio man struggling with mental illness, has won the Grand Prize at the 37th Deauville American Film Festival.

The film, which also features Jessica Chastain in the cast, already won the top prize at Cannes Critics' Week in May having also screened in competition at Sundance prior to that. It screens this week in Toronto.

"He is a young cineaste who is preparing his third film, who writes wonderfully for the cinema and is a formidable director of actors," jury president director Olivier Assayas said of Nichols, who is currently preparing his next feature Mud.

Neither Nichols nor Shannon, who touched down in Deauville earlier in the festival, was present to accept the award. …

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