Farewell, The

A hit with critics and audiences, Lulu Wang's poignant comedy is set to be remembered as one of the best films of the year. Awkwafina stars as Billi, a young Chinese-American woman whose family congregates in Changchun, China, to celebrate a wedding – but it’s all a ruse. The family matriarch, Billi’s grandmother Nai-Nai, is dying, and Nai-Nai doesn’t know: the family have gathered to give them an excuse to be all together one last time.

Tackling familial expectations, the meaning of home and whether “a good lie” makes someone leaving any easier, THE FAREWELL explores how families function when protecting one of their own. Based on Wang’s real life experiences of her own grandmother, it’s a story of how we can be one in ourselves, yet part of a greater whole as a family.

Some Mandarin language with English subtitles.

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Rating PG
Genre Comedy
Running Time 100
Language
New & Noteworthy
Closed Caption CNMN First Nations Acknowledgement