Great acting, and yet I don’t understand what really makes Fern tick. The movie tried to explain it to me, but I don’t quite understand the woman. But that doesn’t matter. The insight into this life of the nomads was as interesting as it was depressing, but sometimes also adventurously beautiful. It is a very simple and at the same time difficult, free life in chains, so to speak. But what (in) life is simple? Every lifestyle brings joys and pitfalls.
Anyway, the very long visible images, the partly beautiful and depressing mood, the soundtrack, everything is appropriate. The term arthouse often did not go out of my head. It is not a film for leisurely hours. It is one that makes you think. And not just about how nomads live, but how you live yourself. Do you really enjoy your life?
My ★★★★ review of Nomadland (2020) on @letterboxd: boxd.it/2bkGEn