Chloé Zhao's triple Oscar winner is the story of Fern (Frances McDormand), a woman in her sixties, who after losing everything in the Great Recession, packs her van and sets off on a journey through the American West.
Exploring life outside conventional society as a modern-day nomad, Fern soon discovers a resilience and resourcefulness that present her with experiences unlike any she’s known before.
Along the way in this story of hope, she meets other nomads who become mentors in her life amids the vast, sometimes breathtaking landscape of the American West.
From Searchlight Pictures and director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells. With care and insight, Zhao crafted the screenplay, based on Jessica Bruder’s book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century.”
OSCAR WINNING PERFORMANCES
Francis McDormand brings Fern to life with a powerful, authentic performance. Also starring David Strathairn in a gripping turn as a man Fern befriends. NOMADLAND is a fascinating celebration of humanity, independence and adventure.
At the 93rd Academy Awards, NOMADLAND won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress from a total of six nominations.
Director Chloè Zhao became the first Chinese and only the second woman ever to win Best Director, while McDormand became the first person to win Academy Awards as both producer and performer for the same film.