Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland has been selected in the New York Film Festival 2020 which starred Frances Mc Dormand. The film is dadaptated from Journalist Jessica Burder’s 2017 nonfiction book with the same name. The film is based on the economic collapse of the protagonist’s company and she packs her van and sets off on the road to explore a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.
Zhao is a chinese film director, screenwriter, editor and producer who is recognised for her critical acclaimed films. Her debut gesture film, Songs My Brothers Taught Me(2015) had premiered at the Sundance Film Festival . Her second film , The Rider (2017) was also selected for the New York Film Festival and won other accolades including nominations for the Independent Spirit Award for Best film and Best Directo. She has directed the upcoming Marvel Studios’s Eternal to be released in 2021 by Walt Disney Studios.
The Searchlight Production will release the film Nomadland. The Presidents of Production Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum and Vice President of Production Taylor Friedman said,’“We knew that Chloé Zhao’s masterful film, Nomadland, deserved a central spot at the New York Film Festival as soon as we saw it,” said Eugene Hernandez, Director of the New York Film Festival. “We’re elated to share Chloé and Fran’s remarkable achievement with New York audiences this fall.’
Director Chloe said,’“I’m very excited and proud that Nomadland will screen at NYFF. I learned how to make films in New York City, at NYU. This wonderful, brave, and inspiring city means a lot to me. I’m so thankful for NYFF to invite me back to connect with its audiences.