NOMADLAND is a film about people above anything else. It cuts like a person, absorbs like a person, observes like a person, and moves like a person. To experience Zhao’s latest is to experience the feeling of sitting still while uncontrollably moving forward. It uses those rare pauses and moments of relief in life to their fullest potential.
This is an incomparable piece of work that exists in its own bubble. A bubble gently floating through the air ready to pop but living in complete tranquility while it still can. This will only get better with time.