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The Farewell
Awkwafina and Tzi Ma




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Billi returns to China for a family gathering secretly devised to say goodbye to the beloved matriarch, who happens to be the only one unaware she has weeks to live.

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Overview

Billi returns to China for a family gathering secretly devised to say goodbye to the beloved matriarch, who happens to be the only one unaware she has weeks to live.

Main Cast & Crew

Lulu Wang - Director
Awkwafina
Tzi Ma
Diana Lin
Gil Perez-Abraham
Jim Liu
Ines Laimins
Shuzhen Zhao
Aoi Mizuhara
Han Chen
Yongbo Jiang

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 98
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 031398306405
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (thematic material, brief language and some smoking)
  • Release Date: November 2019

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Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Families
Chinese

 

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Reviews:
"[Awkwafina is] the center of an impeccably cast ensemble all drawn with deep personal investment and keen-eyed observation of complex Chinese family dynamics, making writer-director Lulu Wang's bittersweet, poignant comedy-drama a gentle delight." - 01/25/2019 Hollywood Reporter


"[I]t’s a smart move to keep things understated, easing us along with funny situations, while subtly weaving a second kind of sadness underneath..." - 01/25/2019 Variety


4 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t achieves a universality and a resonance through its vivid depiction of a family in the midst of crisis." - 07/12/2019 RogerEbert.com


4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[Awkwafina] dials down to give a sublime and finely textured performance as Billi, a New Yorker who returns home to China to see her grandmother Nai Nai..." - 07/11/2019 Rolling Stone


"Lulu Wang’s sophomore feature captures this tension with tenderness and despair, revisiting the inter-generational family drama -- the kind a pre-Hollywood Ang Lee specialized in -- through the lens of first generation Chinese-Americans." - 07/08/2019 A.V. Club


"THE FAREWELL leaves you marveling at sincerity, selflessness, and grace, and nursing a need to call your grandmother, no matter how long it’s been.' - 07/01/2019 Film Comment


"THE FAREWELL uses traditions like this to ponder what makes us human, what shapes our sense of morality, and the ways those codes can vary even within an immediate family." - 07/10/2019 The Atlantic


4 stars out of 5 -- "Ultimately, it’s all about balance, a yin and yang of roots and identities, humour and pathos that comes together into a satisfying, bittersweet wedding banquet of a movie." - 09/21/2019 The Guardian

 

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