30.09. - 09.10.2021

Critics Award

The U.S. National Society of Film Critics, whose members include about 60 renowned film critics, has awarded Nomadland by Chloé Zhao as Best Film.

The film, which had already won awards in Venice (Golden Lion) and Toronto (People's Choice Award), also received prizes as Best Director (Chloé Zhao), Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Cinematography (Joshua James Richards). Nomadland screened at FILMFEST HAMBURG in 2020 in the Transtatlantic section and was the closing film of the festival.

After the economic collapse of a corporate town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs up her van and sets out to live a life outside conventional society as a modern nomad. Director Chloé Zhao's third feature film features real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern's mentors and companions as she explores the vast landscape of the American West.

FILMFEST HAMBURG also previously screened Chloé Zhao's first two films, The Rider (2017) and Songs My Brother Taught Me (2015). Nomadland is scheduled for release in German cinemas on March 18, 2021 (distributor: The Walt Disney Company Germany).


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