Left with nothing but a broken heart, widowed Fern, a former substitute teacher, finds herself forced out of her home in Empire, Nevada, when the local U.S. Gypsum plant closed the mine, and with it, the town, in 2011. Faced with a bleak economic future, Fern crams her scanty, memory-laden belongings into a beat-up, second-hand van and hits the road, travelling from town to town, state to state, in search of work opportunities. As dignified Fern adopts a nomadic, hand-to-mouth lifestyle, along the way, she meets other kindred spirits, silver-haired, fellow modern-day nomads, whose entire generation suffered a crippling blow after the 2008 financial collapse. But, when the world is collapsing around you, and memories are all we have left, is home just a word?
Oscar Best Picture 2021
Oscar Actress in a Leading Role 2021 (Frances Mcdormand)
Oscar Directing 2021 (Chloé Zhao)
Nominated for Writing (Adapted Screenplay) 2021
Nominated for Film Editing 2021 (Chloé Zhao)
Nominated for Cinematography 2021 (Joshua James Richards)