Frances McDormand in a still from Nomadland. Photo: Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2020 20th Century StudiosFrances McDormand in a still from Nomadland. Photo: Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2020 20th Century Studios
Frances McDormand in a still from Nomadland. Photo: Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2020 20th Century Studios

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Venice 2020: Nomadland movie review – Chloé Zhao returns to the American West for powerful ode to pioneer spirit

  • A character study of a band of nomads, led by Frances McDormand’s Fern, eking out a living in the American West after the 2008 recession, the film builds slowly
  • A powerful, convincing, yet unsentimental lament for ruined lives and communities, Zhao’s story blends fictional elements with docu-reality

Topic |   American films
Frances McDormand in a still from Nomadland. Photo: Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2020 20th Century StudiosFrances McDormand in a still from Nomadland. Photo: Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2020 20th Century Studios
Frances McDormand in a still from Nomadland. Photo: Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2020 20th Century Studios
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