The Farewell (PG)
Acclaimed comedy drama about a scattered Chinese family gathering in their homeland, written and directed by Lulu Wang.
“a comedy of warmth and bracing honesty. Simply put, it’s one of the best films of the year“ The Independent
The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, a headstrong Chinese-American woman feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.
“Extraordinary on every level, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell starring an award-caliber Awkwafina builds a funny, touching and vital film about what makes a family in any culture, leaving you with cathartic tears“ Rolling Stone
The film is based in part on director Wang’s life experiences, which she first publicly discussed as part of her radio story What You Don’t Know, which appeared as part of an episode of This American Life.
The Farewell won the Audience Award at the 2019 Sundance London film festival
“a satisfying, bittersweet wedding banquet of a movie“ Observer