USA | 2019 | 98mins | PG Adult themes
- Directed by Lulu Wang (‘Posthumous’)
- Starring Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Gil Perez-Abraham, Diana Lin, Ines Laimins, Jim Liu, X Mayo, Shuzhen Zhou
- Written by Lulu Wang
- Comedy, Drama, Festival & Independent
- English and Mandarin with English subtitles
Awkwafina’s performance is so raw and authentic and in the moment.
Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
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, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.
This smart film deftly mixes comedy and tragedy, and manages to be heartfelt without being cloying or sentimental.
Adam Graham, Detroit News
The Farewell deftly captures complicated family dynamics with a poignant, well-acted drama that marries cultural specificity with universally relatable themes.
Critics Consenus, Rotten Tomatoes