The Farewell

Directed by Lulu Wang
USA
100 minutes
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This funny and moving tale brings yin and yang of roots and identities, humour and pathos that comes together into a satisfying, bittersweet wedding banquet of a movie.
WINNER: BEST ACTRESS, GOLDEN GLOBES 2020
NOMINATED: BEST FOREIGN FILM, BAFTA 2020


An audience favourite around the world, Lulu Wang’s playful and moving film is loosely based on her own life...and an “actual lie”. As a Chinese American woman, Billi (Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians, Jumanji 2) is caught between two countries, not wholly identifying with American culture or Chinese traditions. When her beloved grandmother Nai Nai’s persistent cough turns out to be terminal, the family decides it’s better not to tell her the prognosis. Instead, they arrange a quasi-fake wedding so the clan can pay their respects to their beloved matriarch, without mentioning her illness. Billi isn’t keen on the deceit, nonetheless she heads to China, doing her best to keep up the pretence. In this smart and funny tale, director Wang cleverly highlights the cultural and generational differences between East and West and the impact of severed connections and renewed family ties.

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Sat 7 March
5pm
Wagga Forum 6 Cinemas
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Classification
PG
Country
USA
Language
In English, Mandarin, Japanese and Italian with English subtitles.
Director
Lulu Wang
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