THE FAREWELL

Rated PG/ 98 Minutes
Directed by: Lulu Wang
Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin

Showtimes

  • Thursday, August 22 - Friday, August 23:  6:30
  • Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25:  (3:30), 6:30
  • Monday, August 26 - Thursday, August 29:  6:30

The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family's decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.

Universal tale of family love, with Awkwafina, is truly incredible

★★★★

Moira Macdonald - The Seattle Times

Sometimes, a movie just grabs hold of your heart and settles there. Such is the case with Lulu Wang’s beautiful “The Farewell,” a semiautobiographical drama / comedy (or comedy/drama; they’re so perfectly intertwined it’s hard to say which should come first). “The Farewell” immerses us in a family; sweeping us into their embrace, their quirks, their factions (Billi and her parents, who immigrated to America when Billi was a small child, are to an extent outsiders), their food, their stories. And the film’s silken threads — it’s shot in soft blues and grays and gentle light, with an ongoing theme of birds — are bound together by Awkwafina’s quiet, soulful performance, miles from her comedic turns in “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean's Eight.” All this sounds potentially depressing, but “The Farewell” is so unexpectedly and deliciously funny that watching it feels like a tonic — an immersion in love and art. By the time “The Farewell” hands us its final gift — well, I wished I had a grandma to call. It’s a film that pulls off a quiet miracle: it breaks your heart, and leaves you happy.

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