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Nomadland Trivia | 46 facts about the film

Nomadland Trivia | 46 facts about the film

“Nomadland” is a film written, directed and produced by Chloe Zhao. It seems to be the frontrunner for the Oscars 2021. So let’s dive into some trivia and facts about the film. Nomadland is a 2020 American neo-Western drama film The film is directed, written, edited, and produced by Chloé Zhao It is based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder It stars Frances McDormand as a woman who leaves home to travel around the American West McDormand also produced the film It also features David Strathairn in a supporting role As well as real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells, as fictionalized versions of themselves Nomadland premiered on September 11, 2020, at the Venice Film Festival There it won the Golden Lion It also won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival Making it the first film ever to win the top prize at both Venice and Toronto It had a one-week streaming release on December 4, 2020 It was released by Searchlight Pictures in selected IMAX theaters in the United States on January 29, 2021 It was released simultaneously in theaters and digitally on Hulu on February 19, 2021 The film garnered acclaim, becoming the third-highest rated of 2020 on Metacritic Metacritic found it to be the most frequently ranked by critics and publications as one of the best films of 2020 It was named one of the ten best films of 2020 by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute It received four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama at the 78th Golden Globe Awards Frances McDormand and producer Peter Spears optioned the film rights to the book in 2017 After seeing Chloé Zhao’s film The Rider at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, McDormand decided to approach Zhao about the project She and Spears met with Zhao at the 33rd Independent Spirit Awards in March 2018 Zhao agreed to write and direct the film Filming for Nomadland took place over four months in fall 2018, with writer-director Zhao splitting time between set and pre-production for Eternals (2021) McDormand, Zhao, and other crew members lived out of vans over the course of production David Strathairn, and real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells, also star McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, and Zhao produced the film Searchlight Pictures acquired the world wide distribution rights for Nomadland in February 2019 The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 11, 2020 It screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on the same day At Venice, the film won several awards, including the festival’s top honor, the Golden Lion At Toronto, the film won the People’s Choice Award It was the first film ever to win the top prize at both Venice and Toronto The film has also been screened at several international film festivals In association with Searchlight, Film at Lincoln Center held exclusive virtual screenings of the film for one week only beginning on December 4, 2020 The film’s initial release date before Searchlight delayed it to February 19, 2021, due to concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic It was released in IMAX theaters on January 29, 2021 With a plan for theatrical and drive-in release in the United States on February 19, and on Hulu the same day A two-week preview season in certain regions of Australia and New Zealand began on December 26, 2020 Before a wider release planned for March 4, 2021 Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 95% of 295 critics gave the film a positive review With an average rating of 8.9/10 The website’s critics consensus reads: “A poetic character study on the forgotten and downtrodden, Nomadland beautifully captures the restlessness left in the wake of the Great Recession” According to Metacritic, which assigned it a weighted average score of 94 out of 100 Based on 45 critics The film received “universal acclaim” The film was ranked the best of 2020 by critics more often than any other film, according to MetacriticRelated

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