The Farewell (2019)
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The Farewell (2019)

Genre
Drama, Comedy, Family
Release Date
July 12, 2019
Studio
A24
Official Site
http://a24films.com/films/the-farewell
Genre
Drama, Comedy, Family
Release Date
July 12, 2019
MPAA Rating
PG
Duration
98 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
A24
Official Site
http://a24films.com/films/the-farewell
Director
Lulu Wang
Producer
Chris Weitz, Andrew Miano Peter Saraf, Marc Turteltaub, Dani Melia, Anita Gou
Screenwriter
Lulu Wang
Starring
  • Awkwafina as Co-host
  • Tzi Ma
  • Diana Lin
  • Zhao Shuzhen
  • Lu Hong
  • Jiang Yongbo
  • Jim Liu
  • Ines Laimins
  • Gil Perez-Abraham
  • Aoi Mizuhara

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai (Zhao Shuzhen), has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there's a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother's wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

With "The Farewell", writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves.