At the Venice film festival.
77. Mostra - La Biennale di Venezia
Film historian Robert Rosenstone claims that any story, whatever its origin, embodies an assembly of chain events organised in a plot. Put differently; a story can exist only when the viewer comprehends the narrative’s cause-and-effect links, which the author has logically assembled. Indeed, the naturalistic and unvarnished Nomadland bridges certain events into a causal relationship (e.g. the subplot with Strathairn’s character, which ultimately leads to the climax); however, others occur somewhat randomly, without…
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The film opens with some random settings of Oslo while, through voice-over, random people talk about their happy memories and moments in the city. Being a recovering drug addict, the main character Anders starts visiting these random places, meeting with old and new acquaintances, searching for a source of 'happy' Oslo memories. The people he meets don't have a perfect life - they have an 'okay' marriage, an 'okay' education, 'okay' dreams, jobs and experiences - however, they're living a…