+ intro by BFI Programmer Kim Sheehan
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.
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Dir Chloé Zhao
With Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Swankie
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