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The Farewell
The Farewell
7.6
/10
1,995 Ratings

THE FAREWELL

別告訴她 | Bié Gàosù Tā

Directed by Lulu Wang
United States, China, 2019
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Billi, a headstrong Chinese-American writer returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. She 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.

Synopsis

Billi, a headstrong Chinese-American writer returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. She 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.

Our take

Lulu Wang’s Sundance breakout is a bittersweet indie hit gently exploring dueling cultural identities through the lens of a Chinese American woman. A deeply personal story for Wang, this emotionally resonant comedy-drama deftly swings back and forth between joy and grief.