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The Farewell

PG 100 MIN
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Synopsis

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, 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.

Reviews


"When each of us contains multitudes, "The Farewell" suggests, home is everywhere, or anywhere we happen to be."

- Washington Post


"The Farewell is a more substantive, engrossing and ultimately deeper work about the bonds that hold and strengthen us. "

- Globe and Mail


Movie Information

Release date

Thursday 5th September

Duration

100 min

Rating

PG

Cast

Awkwa fina, Diana Lin, Tzi Ma

Director

Lulu Wang

Genre

Comedy

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Brighton Bay, The Kino, Palace Norton Street, Palace Central, Palace Electric Cinema, Palace Raine Square, Palace James St, Palace Westgarth, Palace Verona, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Barracks, Palace Cinema Paradiso



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