September 12, 2020

Oscar-tipped road movie ‘Nomadland’ races between global festivals

Los Angeles (AFP) – Frances McDormand’s Oscar-tipped road movie “Nomadland” raced from Venice to Toronto to California on Friday as major global festivals joined forces to jump-start the pandemic-struck film industry.The movie about a community of elderly, nomadic idealists who roam across America in worn-out vans was greeted by raucous honking horns and flashing headlights at a drive-in US premiere in Pasadena, on the outskirts of Los Angeles.Hours earlier, double Oscar-winner McDormand had received loud applause in Venice for her role as a widow forced to take to the road after a mine closes…


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