Oscars Challenge #14: Nomadland (2020)
A refreshing movie about finding yourself amidst all the world's chaos. About healing all the pain you experienced in life.
Directed by the Eternals director, Chloe Zhao, Nomadland is unlike any best picture movie I have seen so far. It follows the story of a woman in her sixties who lost everything during the Great Recession. She chose to embark on a journey of healing and moving on from the tragedies she encountered in life.
First of all, the cinematography in this movie is top-notch. Seriously, you can just pause the movie, take a screenshot, and make it your wallpaper. It's that good. The peacefulness, joy, and sometimes anger can be felt with all those wonderful shots
It doesn't have a deep story. But maybe that's why it won the award because it didn't need one. It just needs to be simple but still captivating at the same time. But I would really understand if some people will view the film as boring. It all boils down to one's perspective and taste, but to me, I find this film important and a must-watch.
I am also impressed that some real-life nomads were characterized here. It plays an important part in the story. It made me realize how hard and at the same time free those people are and I appreciate and respect their life choices no matter what.
If you are interested in learning new things, this is your kind of movie.