Based on an actual lie.
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi 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.
“Lots of heavy stuff, to be sure, and there are times when The Farewell delivers powerful emotional blows, and we ache for Billi and what she’s going through – in large part because Awkwafina’s performance is so raw and authentic and in the moment.” – Chicago Sun-Times
“What Wang constructs is a film that packs an emotional punch one minute and has you laughing the next.” – Cinema Axis
“The Farewell is a gift, a stunning, emotional, and nuanced piece of storytelling that will indeed make you want to call your grandmother afterward.” – The Young Folks