Director, Script Writer
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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American film director and writer, Jeff Nichols, started his career with Shotgun Stories, a southern revenge drama that premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2007. His second feature, Take Shelter, was a psychological thriller that premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and won the grand prize at the International Critics’ Week. Nichols got back to work quickly by writing and directing Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey, which was selected in Competition at the Festival de Cannes in 2012. In 2016, he presented Midnight Special at the Berlin International Film Festival. The same year, he directed the biographical romantic drama Loving, also presented in Competition in Cannes in 2016. The film earned Joel Edgerton a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor and Ruth Negga a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
Films presented at Cannes