|Released 19 February 2021|
Having been a fan of Frances McDormand for two decades, I was eager to see her performance as Fern in Nomadland (2020). She did not disappoint. However, I did not walk away feeling blissful or triumphant. Instead, I was unsettled.
The film is a blend between fact and fiction. The director, Chloe' Zhao, had a lot of people depict themselves in the film, people who are seasonal workers living in in all manner of vehicles--from campers to converted vans.