The Farewell

“Based on an actual lie…”

Billi’s family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch – the only person that doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live…

“The push and pull between the bonds of blood and the ties of culture are explored with a light touch and a perceptive eye for detail in this delightful, semi-autobiographical family drama from writer and director Lulu Wang.”

“You’ve probably never heard of Shuzhen Zhao who brings Nai Nai to life, but she will create a lasting memory in this role. She’s spunky, smart, trusting, and above all, loving, exactly what the term “grandma” means.”

“While the film plays with issues of old-world values and modern sensibilities, Wang never seems to be pushing a message. She’s simply telling a story from her experience that has universal ramifications.”