Nomadland Debuts at TIFF and Our Members Love It

September 12, 2020

Frances McDormand stars in Nomadland | Courtesy of TIFF

Nomadland is the first consensus favourite from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The hybrid drama stars two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand as Fern, a woman living a nomadic lifestyle as she traverses America in search for seasonal work. Nomadland adapts Jessica Bruder’s non-fiction book of the same name and features many of the nomadic workers who inspired it acting alongside McDormand to tell their story.

The new drama from Chloé Zhao (The Rider) premiered at TIFF last night with same-day screenings at the Venice Film Festival and another in collaboration with the Telluride Film Festival. The simultaneous screenings set the Twitterverse on fire. Critics particularly praised McDormand’s performance and Zhao’s direction with few, if any, pundits finding something to fault.


Here is what the TFCA members are saying about Nomadland:



In Summary…

Check out this week’s dispatch of TFCA coverage for more TIFF tips, previews, and interviews.

TIFF runs Sept. 9-19, 2020. Nomadland opens this December.