Jul 12, 2019 Release Date:
99 min Runtime:
The Farewell Synopsis:
This movie follows the storyline in which a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decides to keep her in the beautiful and arranged a wedding to gather before she passes. In her home country, Billi feeling like a fish out of water and she struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.
In this we saw the funny story uplifting tale which is 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, 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, wondrous spirit of her grandmother’s and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. The writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it in the movie The Farewell, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous detail of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves.
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