Farewell, The

MONTHLY MATINEE: Thursday 5 September, 10.30am. Join our resident Monthly Matinee host (and film critic) Jan Epstein, and Dr. Katie Greenaway (Lecturer and Research Fellow in social psychology, Melbourne University) in conversation before our Opening Day screening of THE FAREWELL. Morning tea included with ticket purchase!

GENERAL ADVANCE SCREENING - Sunday August 25 - 4.00pm. On sale below.

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.
Sunday, 25th August
Thursday, 5th September

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Commences Thursday, 5 Sep 2019
Rating PG
Genre Comedy
Running Time 100
Language
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