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Swankie, Bob Wells – Nomadland

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Bob Wells and Swankie, the authentic van-life people between fiction and reality in Nomadland by Chloe Zhao.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Bob Wells and Swankie, actors of the film Nomadland.

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They not only brought their own van-life experience into Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland but Bob Wells and Swankie also gifted the film with two amazing performances as actors, playing with two times Oscar winner Frances McDormand. A few days before the Oscar night 2021 where the film is nominated in 6 categories, the two now actors speak about their experience in the film and how Nomadland changed people’s perception and prejudices towards their life style, nomadic life. Both Bob Wells and Swankie mixed their personal experience with some fictional ones written for the film and the result is a very close, touching and moving cinematic experience for the audiences. Nomadland will be out in cinemas in Italy on April 30th and will also be available on Disney + in the Star section.

Nomadland : Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.

To discover more about the film, click here.

To watch the trailer, click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Swankie, Bob Wells
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