Writer-director Chloe Zhao, seen in 2018, has won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival for Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand. Photo: Invision via AP Writer-director Chloe Zhao, seen in 2018, has won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival for Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand. Photo: Invision via AP
Writer-director Chloe Zhao, seen in 2018, has won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival for Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand. Photo: Invision via AP

About Chloé Zhao, China-born director of Nomadland – an Oscars hope after Venice win – who’s directing Marvel’s Eternals with Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek

  • Zhao could become the first Asian woman to be nominated for a best director Oscar after her film Nomadland won the Golden Lion at the 2020 Venice Film Festival
  • Of Nomadland, she says: ‘I want my family in China … to be related to these characters. And to do that, I have to focus on human stories that are universal’

Topic |   American films
Writer-director Chloe Zhao, seen in 2018, has won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival for Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand. Photo: Invision via AP Writer-director Chloe Zhao, seen in 2018, has won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival for Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand. Photo: Invision via AP
Writer-director Chloe Zhao, seen in 2018, has won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival for Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand. Photo: Invision via AP
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