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Chloé Zhao’s Academy Award® and BAFTA-winning follow up to 2017’s The Rider confirms her as one of the most interesting and exciting filmmakers to have emerged in recent years.

Find out about a Nomadland screening including an intro by BFI Programmer Kim Sheehan on 23 May.

Image from Nomadland

USA-Germany 2020
Dir Chloé Zhao
With Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Swankie
Certificate 12A
A Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK release

When her husband dies, Fern (McDormand) packs up and leaves the now derelict ex-industrial town of Empire, Nevada where she has lived for many years. On the road and living in her van (‘not homeless, I’m houseless’), she takes on temporary jobs and travels across the American wilderness forming unexpected friendships with other travellers and learning about the ‘alternative lifestyle’ she has opted for. This masterly, multi-award-winning film features real-life nomads playing fictionalised versions of themselves, stunning cinematography from Joshua James Richards and a quietly powerful performance by McDormand.

Justin Johnson, Lead Programmer

All screenings of this film will have Audio Description.

The screenings on Sat 29 May15:40 Studio and Wed 9 Jun 14:45 Studio will be presented with HoH subtitles for the D/deaf or hard of hearing.