Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Swankie
We’re delighted that Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland is joining the Virtual Screening Days line-up. The film will be available to Disney+ subscribers to stream from 30th April, and will also be available to UK and Ireland exhibitors for theatrical performance once cinemas re-open.
Nomadland stars two-time Academy Award winner Frances McDormand (Fargo; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), and real-life actors Swankie, Bob Wells and Linda May, all of whom appeared in Jessica Bruder’s acclaimed book, which Zhao adapted for the screen. The film centres on Fern (McDormand), who, following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside conventional society as a modern-day nomad.
Nomadland was produced by McDormand (Olive Kitteridge), Peter Spears (Call Me by Your Name), Dan Janvey (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Mollye Asher (The Rider), and Zhao (The Rider). Zhao also edited the film, with Joshua James Richards (God’s Own Country) serving as Director of Photography and Production Designer, and featuring the sound team of M. Wolf Snyder (The Rider), Sergio Diaz (Roma), and Zach Seivers (Assassins).
Nomadland has been honoured with a host of awards since its world premiere in September 2020, most recently triumphing at the Golden Globes with wins for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Chloé Zhao. Other accolades include the People’s Choice Audience Award at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and the Golden Lion for Best Film at last year’s Venice International Film Festival. Additionally, Nomadland was awarded Film of the Year by the London Film Critics Association with Chloé Zhao named Screenwriter of the Year, and Frances McDormand Actress of The Year. The film also won the Best International Independent Film at the British Independent Film Awards.