Nomadland ★★★★½

NYFF 2020: film #12

“you take care of yourself”

made with care and so much empathy. every frame is bittersweet and full of tenderness, touching on something hidden deep within the human spirit: the desire to keep moving as a way of survival. i have to comment on the score, which is sparse but moved me to tears every time it made an appearance, gently crashing in emotional waves. this is brilliantly directed by chloé zhao and universal in the most honest way, taking aspects that made the rider great and elevating them to a new level

in a strange time where we’ve been deprived of so much, left claustrophobic and aching, and experienced some degree of pain, loneliness and longing, this offers a comforting embrace and escape, filling up some of that emptiness with warmth in the form of wide open space. absolutely singular

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