The famous dramatic tour de force “ Nomadland ” continues its great journey through awards season and just days away from the Oscars, the feature film starring Frances McDormand was screened at the Independent Spirit Awards, winning four statuettes.
On this occasion, “Nomadland” won the Spirit Award for Best Film, Best Director, Best Editing and Best Photography.
Surprisingly and contrary to expectations – which designated Chadwick Boseman as the winner – the star Riz Ahmed won the statuette for best actor. The female actor category, on the other hand, was Carey Mulligan, who defeated favorites Viola Davis (“The Supreme Voice of the Blues”) and McDormand (“Nomadland”).
The award, which celebrates the best of independent cinema, is also known to anticipate some of the top Oscar winners.
While not one of the Academy’s great thermometers, the Spirit Awards went on to list “ Moonlight, ” “ Spotlight, ” “ Birdman, ” and “ 12 Years of Slavery ” in the best film category, before they all won the same award. in the Oscar.
The film not only became one of the most well-received of the year, but it also came across as a simple and moving portrayal of the deconstruction of the ‘American Dream’, with 94% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
With a score of 8.8 / 10 based on 374 reviews, the general consensus says: “A poetic study of the forgotten and the oppressed, ‘Nomadland’ beautifully captures the turmoil left by the Great Recession.”
Check out the main reviews below:
“[O filme] powerfully dramatizes the human need to find connections in the face of desolation ”- The Skinny.
“Frances McDormand steps into an authentic and friendly performance as Fern – by far the best of her career” – Casey’s Movie Mania.
“Phenomenal. A director we’ll hear about for a long time to come” – WXIX-TV.
“There is an authentic and exciting sense of presence as the audience travels with Fern through ‘Nomadland’” – Bitch Media.
“It’s so minimal … But undeniably magical” – Ex-press.com.
The film is written and directed by Chloé Zhao (“The Eternals”).
After the economic collapse of an industrial colony in rural Nevada (USA), Fern (McDormand) gathers his things in a van and sets out on an exploratory journey, out of mainstream society, like a modern day nomad. NOMADLAND, Chloe Zhao’s third film, features true nomads like Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and companions on their journey of exploration across the vast landscape of the American West.
David Strathain, Linda May, Charlene Swakie and Bob Wells complete the cast.
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