Nomadland is a drama film based on the novel Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. Before releasing in theaters and Hulu on February 19, 2021, Nomadland premiered on Venice Film Festival and won Golden Lion, the top award. It also won the top most People’s Choice Award at Toronto International Film Festival. Well, this is the only film in the world who won these two major awards. The screentime of Nomadland is around 1 hours 47 minutes.
The story of Nomadland talks about the life of Frances McDormand aka Fern, who lost everything in recession including her husband. She has no home and no one to take care of her and so she decided to take a journey on RV to the American west and thus the quest begin for her.
Nomadland currently holds 7.6 stars rating out of 10 on IMDB. This film also got 95 percent ratings both on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic website.
Nomadland has been directed by Chloe Zhao, who is nominated for Best Director and Best Picture category on 78th Golden Globe Awards. This film also nominated for two more awards in Golden Globes, including Best Actress. This film also stars David Strathairn, along with real life nomads Bob Wells, Linda May and many more. This film has been produced by Frances Mcdormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Chloe Zhao. The screenplay and editing work has been done by Chloe only. The music work has been handled by Ludovico Einaudi. The cinematography work has has been handled by Joshua James Richards.
Nomadland movie has been made with a budget of USD 6 Million (42 to 43 crores). This again proves that a good story doesn’t require big budget always to connect to the audience.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: Nomadland is one of those hard hitting films that talk about the life of people who lost almost everything in 2008 recessions. Well, here the story of Fern is heartbreaking and you can connect with her character with in seconds. Her pain is much clear in her eyes and face, rather than words. How horrific is the life of loneliness is what the makers have detailed here. The theme of the film is like death is just a path that we all need to go one after other and we should go with smiling faces. I am amazed with the beautiful long shots that the cameraman has took in this film, one of my favourite was when Fern was standing near the ocean in one of the final scenes and the wind were blowing. The soft music throughout the visuals makes us feel like a poetry in the motion. The dialogues were hard hitting and you will be in tears in no time. I wouldn’t be surprised if this film wins big both in Golden Globes and Academy Awards 2021. One of my favourite films of 2021.
Altogether, Nomadland is not a film but an experience that everyone should have.
Last Word: I want both the director and actress wins the Golden Globe and Oscars. Watch it for all the cinema lovers.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Nomadland Review- Outstanding (100 percent out of 100).