***Director Lulu Wang in attendance for a post-film Q&A***
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 (grandma), 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 to surreptitiously say their goodbyes.
In English and Mandarin with English subtitles
"The Farewell has some beautiful, truthful things to say about how love persists across the oceans." - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
"It unearths the universality of complex familial love that defies borders and language barriers." - Tomris Laffly, Time Out