(ANSA) – ROME, April 11 – Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadic Land” wins the Dga Awards, a prestigious award presented by a federation of Hollywood directors. A historic achievement for Chinese filmmakers, the second woman to win the ceremony (after Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker) before the Oscars ceremony, this year to be held on April 25, in one season was significantly delayed due to the pandemic. and with events continuing to take place in virtual mode.
The 39-year-old director, former author of the indie film “The Rider”, praised the nominees in his speech, who will still try to install the film about the critically acclaimed American path. appreciated at the Oscar Ceremony. “I want to thank you for teaching me so much and for supporting me, making this journey much more special,” he told rival directors. Those directors including David Fincher (“Mank”), Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”) and Lee Isaac Chung (“Minari”), also competed for Best Director at the Academy Awards.
Zhao now presents himself as a major favorite: while the American Directors Association last year prioritized Sam Mendes (“1917”) over Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”), in six years ago, it always correctly predicted the Academy. Award winners.
“Nomadland”, a semi-fiction TV series, tells a community of old Americans living in trucks, left on the sidelines of the Great Depression, creating a new life in the American West. . Zhao, born in Beijing, said she hopes audiences can “experience the lives of what they might consider ‘the other'” and thus “feel a little less lonely.” He describes the director as a way out and a cure for his own experience of “the loneliness, which is so intense in my life”. (HANDLING).
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