Nomadland has racked up more awards than any 2020 film, even though most people have yet to see it. Chloe Zhao's film won the top prizes at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals (the first film to ever do that), and has earned Best Picture awards from numerous film critics' groups, including one I'm a part of. Frances McDormand's performance and Joshua James Richards' cinematography have also received rapturous praise. But soon audiences will be able to understand the hype.
The film follows Fern (McDormand) as she travels the country looking for work and community. It's a frequently beautiful and melancholy movie, as we learn more about Fern's life and the people she chooses to let in, including Swankie (a real-life nomad) and David (Academy Award nominee David Strathairn). It's a film with a lot to admire and a lot to discuss. Check out the new trailer and poster below.
Nomadland will arrive in select theaters and stream exclusively on Hulu on February 19.