is the Oscar-winning film in 2021 based on a true story?

NOMADLAND. Grand winner of the 2021 Oscars, Nomadland will be released on June 9, 2021 in cinemas in France. Is this poignant drama inspired by a true story?

[Mis à jour le 9 juin 2021 à 9h33] The Best Film of the Oscars 2021 is finally to be discovered by the French public. Nomadland by Chloé Zhao was released on June 9, 2021 in cinemas in France. This poignant drama also won the award for Best Director and Best Actress for Frances McDormand at the ceremony for Best of American Cinema last April. Strong and moving, painting of a life at odds with society, Nomadland will not fail to move the public.

Nomadland is distinguished by its quasi-documentary approach to the life of American nomads, breaking with the norms of society after life accidents. It’s hard not to wonder if Chloe Zhao’s latest achievement is not inspired by a true story. If the character of Fern (Frances McDormand) does indeed come out of the imagination of screenwriters, reality often catches up with fiction. Indeed, Nomadland is inspired by the book by Jessica Bruder Nomadland : Surviving America in the Twenty-First century, which lists the testimony of several relatively elderly people who adopted a nomadic lifestyle after the economic crisis of 2008. Moreover, this real nomads also embody the figures crossed by Fern in his journey, who for many did not never played in the movies before.

Synopsis – Fern worked in a working class city in Nevada which suffered the brunt of the crisis. She then decides to take the road with her van and live like a nomad, breaking with the standards of modern society.

Best film, best director, best actress … These three particularly popular 2021 Oscars awards were all won by Nomadland, a film by Chloé Zhao who at the same time became the first American director of Asian origin to be recognized in this film. category.

Nomadland – cinema release on June 9, 2021

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