May 22, 2011
“Take Shelter” Wins Top Prize at Cannes
In Take Shelter

Take Shelter, starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain, took home the top honor at the famed Cannes Film Festival Thursday, winning the Grand Prize in the Critic’s Week Competition!

The film is being billed as a “psychological thriller” and was notably the only American submission to the competition.

Despite being a thriller, the movie’s synopsis paints it much like a stereotypical disaster film, stating that the film is about “a man attempting to protect his family from an impending natural disaster.”

The exact nature of the disaster hasn’t been disclosed: whether it is an earthquake, tornado, tsunami, hurricane or otherwise remains to be seen.