'Take Shelter' Wins Top Prize at Critics Week (Cannes 2011)
CANNES – Jeff Nichols’ Take 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.