Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern's mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.Written by
Frances McDormand blended into the nomadic community so well that one of the local Targets offered her an application for a job. Frances' experience of living in a van took four to five months, covering seven states. She adopted a lifestyle of being constantly on the move to make the movie seem more authentic, rather than just acting the scenes. See more »
At the Thanksgiving celebration in Mendocino, David Straithairn's character likens the wineglasses clinking, very clearly, to 'the bells of ACROsanti.' Both his pronunciation and the subtitle spelling agree. He is referring to, however, the bells of ARCOsanti. See more »
I see that you have this ring. Are you married?
I am, but my husband died.
I'm not gonna take that off.
That ring is a circle and it never ends. And that means that your love never ends. And you may not be able to take it off, if you tried.
I don't think I can.
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This won't be everyone's cup of tea but I thoroughly enjoyed it and didn't want it to end. Quite a dark film in parts but uplifting at the same time. Some of the scenery is awesome - makes you want to become a nomad for a little while.
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