'Take Shelter' Wins Top Prize at Critics Week (Cannes 2011)

11:00 AM PST 05/19/2011 by Rebecca Leffler
Grove Hill Productions
"Take Shelter"

The Michael Shannon-Jessica Chastain feature was named best film by a jury presided by Lee Chang-Dong.

CANNES – Jeff NicholsTake Shelter took the Grand Prize of the 50th annual Critics Week at a closing ceremony in Cannes on Thursday night.

The Sundance Competition title starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain was named best film of the selection by a jury presided by Lee Chang-Dong.

Nichols also walked away with the SACD prize for best screenwriting. Sony Pictures Classics snagged the North American rights to the title earlier this year. 

Justin Kurzel’s Snowtown earned a Special Mention by the President.

Pablo Giorgelli’s Las Acacias took home a double honor, winning both the OFAJ Young Critics Prize and the ACID (Association of Independent Cinema for its Distribution)/CCAS (Main Fund of Social Activities) award. 

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