Fresh from securing Oscar wins in three major categories at yesterday’s Academy Awards ceremony, NOMADLAND will be available to stream in Australia from this weekend on Foxtel and Disney+.
On Monday, NOMADLAND won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Chloé Zhao) and Best Actress (Frances McDormand).
Acclaimed Director Chloé Zhao made history, not only as the first woman of colour to win Best Director but the second woman to ever receive the Award.
NOMADLAND stars three-time Academy Award winner Frances McDormand (Fargo, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Nomadland), 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.
NOMADLAND 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 of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.
The film 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).