New ‘Nomadland’ Trailer Arrives After Boston Film Critics Name It Best Movie Of 2020

The timing is NOT a coincidence. Just a day after Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland won Best Picture from the Boston Society of Film Critics, Searchlight Pictures has dropped a new trailer for the film that many expect to be a major Oscars player, especially for star Frances McDormand.

A timely drama given the harsh economic climate we face today, Nomadland stars McDormand as Fern, a woman who lost everything during the 2008 recession and sets out to live a nomadic lifestyle. As she crosses the American West, Fern encounters others living this transient existence, where freedom is met just as often by uncertainty.

McDormand basically lived as a nomad during the shoot, learning from other nomads who make up a large majority of the cast. The only other professional actor is David Strathairn, who plays a potential love interest.

Nomadland will have a limited theatrical release this month, before going wider on February 19th 2021. You can check out my early review here.

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