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Nomadland Rated 12A

Nomadland

Dir. Chloé Zhao. USA, 2020. 1h 47m. Starring Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Bob Wells, Peter Spears.

Following the death of her husband and the loss of their house, a woman in her sixties packs up her van and hits the road. She travels from town to town, picking up short-term work wherever she can, and meets with communities of fellow nomads. An empathetic study of life outside of conventional society with Frances McDormand surrounded by a cast of non-professional actors.

Winner of Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Lead Actress at this year’s Oscars and BAFTAs.

‘The sheer compassion of Zhao's direction is one of the film's most elemental pleasures, while McDormand is one of those rare actors who can somehow make the act of listening as thrilling as a barnstorming speech.’ ★★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

‘The melancholy lyricism of Nomadland is something truly special, and this quiet marvel of a film deserves your attention.’ ★★★★★ Hannah Strong, Little White Lies