The Farewell

  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: Lulu Wang
  • Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Shuzhen Zhao
  • Language: English, Mandarin

When a Chinese grandmother gets terminal cancer, the family is torn between hiding the diagnosis from the patient or telling her. Poignant and deeply personal family comedy from Wang, with a hugely affecting performance from rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina as Billi, who adores her Nai Nai (Zhao, effervescent). A bittersweet portrait of undying love.

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The Farewell

31 May 20194 stars

Sundance London 2019: Grief and culture clashes power this heartfelt comedy drama from Lulu Wang

The family comedy is given a poignant new twist in Lulu Wang's deeply personal tale of grief and cultural clashes, inspired by her Chinese grandmother's diagnosis of stage IV lung cancer in 2013. It's a subject that Wang talked about on an episode of…

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