Nomadland

Local title
Nomaadimaa
Original title
Nomadland
Director
Chloé Zhao
Country
USA, Germany
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
SCREEN INTERNATIONAL CRITICS’ CHOICE
Genre
/mängufilm/

You know it’s a rare year when a small, gentle indie film set in the American West about a 61-year-old woman (Frances McDormand) living in a camper van becomes an urgent must-see. Yet it’s extraordinary how a work like "Nomadland" (which won the Golden Lion at this year’s edition of Venice as well as the TIFF audience award) can hold a mirror to society and refract back to the audience the light of their own lives.

Viewing it right now, Chloe Zhao’s poetic film has real significance in the era of Covid-19 and the army of low-wage workers it will displace and perhaps kill, in one way or another. But there’s more to it than that. "Nomadland’s" clarity of thought on the concept of home, the environment, on women, on the elderly in society, on the very idea of human kindness, make this film much more than a passing moment. – Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

Director
Chloé Zhao
Screenwriter
Chloé Zhao
Cast
Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Swankie, Bob Wells
Producer
Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Chloé Zhao
DoP
Joshua James Richards
Editor
Chloé Zhao
Runtime
Language
English

Screenings

Hall 2 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening020202 / Nomaadimaa
Screening duration
Hall 3 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening081104 / Nomaadimaa
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center Tartu
Screening162103 / Nomaadimaa
Screening duration
Trailer