Winner of three Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress for Frances McDormand), this graceful and compassionate drama takes us into the inveterate life of America’s modern nomadic ‘vandwellers’.

McDormand stars as Fern, a middle-aged woman who packs her life into a van after her husband dies and she loses her job. She leaves her small Nevada town to join America’s vandwellers – people who travel across the country in vans working odd jobs. Out on the road she forms new connections and, despite the near-penniless way of life, discovers unknown freedoms offering unexpected experiences and potential peace. As Fern says, “I’m not homeless, I’m houseless.”

Directed by Chloé Zhao (The Rider), Nomadland is a semi-docudrama with many of its cast actual vandwellers playing fictionalised versions of themselves. It shows us that even through hardships and heartaches, people can come together to form communities and care for each other.

“Frances McDormand delivers the performance of her career” The Guardian

“deeply intimate and desolately beautiful” The Telegraph

“rich and resonant celebration of the American West” Variety

12A: suicide references, infrequent moderate bad language

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