The film follows Fern (McDormand), a woman who, after the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The film features real nomads Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells asFern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.”
When her husband dies, Fern (McDormand) packs up and leaves the now derelict ex-industrial town of Empire, Nevada where she has lived for many years. On the road and living in her van (‘not homeless, I’m houseless’), she takes on temporary jobs and travels across the American wilderness forming unexpected friendships with other travellers and learning about the ‘alternative lifestyle’ she has opted for. This masterly, multi-award-winning film features real-life nomads playing fictionalised versions of themselves, stunning cinematography from Joshua James Richards and a quietly powerful performance by McDormand.
Nomadland (12A) · 107mins · Chloe Zhao
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