Directed by: Chloe Zhao
Staring: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn & Linda May
Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern packs her van and sets off on the road, exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. This film is a character study on the forgotten and downtrodden, which captures the restlessness left in the wake of the Great Recession. It features some real nomads as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West. It won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2021, also a third Best Actress award for Frances McDormand.