2020 Venice International Film Festival Winners Announced: ‘Nomadland’ Takes Top Honor, The Golden Lion
The 2020 Venice International Film Festival ended earlier this week, awarding the film Nomadland with the Golden Lion and marking the first successful international industry event of the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival took place in person, but thanks to a combination of sanitation and social distancing measures enforced, it seems that nobody has fallen ill.The festival screened 48 films from all over the world, notably excluding A-list American movies. Especially popular, alongside Nomadland, were Pedro Almodóvar‘s The Human Voice, Gia Coppola’s Mainstream, Mona Fastvold’s The World To Come, ...
Review: 'Nomadland,' an odyssey of America the beautiful and forsaken, starring Frances McDormand
Here’s a beaut. Writer-director Chloe Zhao’sfall festival hit, “Nomadland” offers a remarkable experience anytime but especially now, when it can be so weirdly difficult to recall life in America a few years ago. The economic straits depicted here, however, are like bulletins to the future. America today, in other words.Zhao’s third feature-length film already has become the queen of the traditional fall film festival circuit. That relay, from Telluride (Colorado) to Venice to Toronto to New York, has largely migrated online due to the pandemic. The exception is Venice, where “Nomadland” took ...