The Farewell

    The Farewell


    A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi 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.

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    • AwkwafinaBilli
    • Zhao ShuzhenNai Nai
    • Tzi MaHaiyan
    • Diana LinJian
    • Hong LuLittle Nai Nai
    • Jiang YongboHaibin
    • Han ChenHaohao
    • Aoi MizuharaAiko
    • Zhang JingGu Gu
    • Yang XuejianMr. Li


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      New York Magazine (Vulture)

      The little dramas and themes that emerge during the reunion of the film’s far-flung brood become, like a family, more than the sum of its individual parts, and an incredibly satisfying meal of a film.
    • 91

      The Film Stage

      Bittersweet, touching and always funny, The Farewell is lived-in from top to toe.
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      Building to the potential of a confrontation with the wedding climax, The Farewell threatens to melt into sentimentalism, but Wang dodges the obvious pathways to a tidy resolution.
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      The Playlist

      It’s Wang’s singular gift for life’s simplest moments which makes The Farewell ring so truthfully bare, funny and emotional.
    • 90

      The Hollywood Reporter

      Wang shows an assured grasp of tone, a pleasing eye for unforced composition and a persuasive understanding of the immigrant cultural experience, with its sometimes difficult balance of tradition and modernity.
    • 90

      Los Angeles Times

      With exquisite poise, wry humor and delicate swells of feeling, The Farewell addresses and gently critiques the stoicism that Asians and Asian Americans are often taught to project as a matter of pride and dignity.
    • 80

      Film Threat

      The Farewell is wonderfully specific towards the culture depicted, but there’s a universality to its issues regarding family. Just about everyone will be able to take something away from The Farewell.
    • 80

      The Guardian

      It’s a slight film at times but one that builds to a crescendo of emotion.

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