NOMADLAND – “Beautifully sincere and heartwarmingly curious”
- Frances McDormand as Fern
- David Strathairn as Dave
- Linda May as Linda May
- Charlene Swankie as Swankie
The film earned six nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress
A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Some say Nomadland is a poetic character study. Others say it puts a necessary spotlight on the forgotten and disenfranchised. I say it's a great film – period. In the most intimate movie you’ll see all year, Nomadland is beautifully sincere and heartwarmingly curious. Exceptionally shot with awe-inspiring cinematography, Chloe Zao’s dreamy direction only adds to the authentic voyage. The sheer genuineness on screen makes it so you’ll have no idea what is staged and what is reality – and, after-all, that's the point. Of course, the movie’s heart lies with Frances McDormand’s Fern. Here, McDormand effortlessly takes us on a soulful wandering from city to city, making us truly believe in folksy Fern’s nomadic choices every step of the way. There is also lots to be said about how she ended up on this “houseless, not homeless” existence in the first place. It's all very eye opening to the circumstances affecting so many "unseen" people. So yes, sombre and melancholy while also joyful and liberating, Nomadland is one journey that you should definitely embark on – pronto!