Chloe Zhao’s acclaimed film “Nomdland” is a road drama that has changed its release plan due to epidemic, expected as a big prize player.
The movie, starring Francis McDormand, will make its debut at the selected IMAX venue on January 29 before opening in traditional theatrical theaters and drive-in locations on February 29. On the same day in February its wide release, “Nomdland” will premiere Hulu.
Searchlight Pictures, a special studio owned by Disney, is distributing the film and plans to premiere it internationally this spring (Epidemic Permission) starting March 2.
Prior to the theatrical rollout, “Nomdland” won top awards at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival, scoring on the festival circuit round. Different kinds In his review, Peter DeBruze called the film a “momentum of American independence.”
“If road movies have an inherent weakness, it’s the core culture of their narration, but ‘Nomadland’ solves that beauty, creating a pattern where the path is more rounded and effective characters enrich Fern’s journey more deeply,” he wrote.
Based on a book of the same name by Jessica Broder, the film is based on the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, McDormond’s character Fern explores life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. She lost everything in the Great Recession and sought the knowledge and hospitality of co-stars David Strathern in the United States, as well as the supporting actors of real-life nomads Linda May, Charlene Swanki, and Bob Wells.
“Nomadland” is Zhao’s third feature, having previously directed 2015’s “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” and 2017’s “The Rider”. Next, he’s managing Marvel’s “Eternity” because of the theaters in 2021.