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‘Nomadland,’ ‘There Is No Evil’ Win Feature Film Awards at Montclair Festival

‘Nomadland,’ ‘There Is No Evil’ Win Feature Film Awards at Montclair Festival

Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” and Mohammad Rasoulof’s “There Is No Evil” have won the top feature awards at the ninth annual Montclair Film Festival.

The awards were announced Monday following the festival’s 10-day run, which launched with Nomadland.” The film is set after the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, with Frances McDormand’s character Fern exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 11 and won the Golden Lion.

Nomadland” won the audience award for fiction feature. Frank Oz’s “Derek DelGaudio’s In & of Itself” won the Audience Award for non-fiction feature. “Two of Us,” directed by Filippo Meneghetti, won the audience for world cinema. Mackenzie Robertson’s “Life Without Parole: The Sammy Gladden Story,” won the short film category.

There Is No Evil” won the jury award for nonfiction feature. The

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