Nomadland (12A)

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Fri 7th Jan 2022 at 7:45 pm

suicide references, infrequent moderate bad language

2020 ( USA ) ( Drama )

DIRECTOR: Chloé Zhao
STARRING: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May

Winner of 3 Oscars including Best Picture, Chloé Zhao’s beautifully shot and scored character study isn’t a typical awards winner, or even a typical American movie. Based on Jessica Bruder’s non-fiction book, the film explores 21st-century “Nomads” – cash-strapped lone pensioners who live in vans and travel around America picking up seasonal work.

After Fern (McDormand) loses everything in the 2008 recession, she sets out in a van filled with all her earthly possessions for a new life of cross-country travelling. Nomadland builds on Chloé Zhao’s previous films with a naturalistic style that delicately captures Fern’s journey and friendships without forsaking any of the blistering emotion the characters all try to conceal. It’s a visually gorgeous and deeply moving portrayal of humanity under tragic circumstances.

Nomadland powerfully dramatizes the very human need to find connections in the face of desolation.

(1hr 47min)

Tickets on sale 10th December 2021

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