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The Farewell

  • Petone: 05 Sep 2019
  • Cuba: 05 Sep 2019
Runtime: 100 min
Has Subtitles
GENRES: Comedy
LANGUAGE: English and Mandarin
Adult themes
PG

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi (Awkwafina - Ocean's 8, Crazy Rich Asians)  struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time. 

★★★★★  - Stuff
"Drawing on her own experiences, writer-director Lulu Wang has crafted a compelling, heartwrenching (and warming) story which will strike a chord with cinemagoers of all ages."

★★★★½ - Rolling Stone
“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.”

★★★★ – Time Out
“It unearths the universality of complex familial love that defies borders and language barriers”

★★★★ – Guardian
"The Crazy Rich Asians actor [Awkwafina] has won over Sundance with a heartfelt film"

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