The Farewell

Release Date: July 12th, 2019

PG |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Awkwafina , Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Gil Perez-Abraham, Shuzhen Zhou, Jim Liu, Ines Laimins, X Mayo

Director: Lulu Wang

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Big Beach, A24, Depth of Field

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A funny, emotionally intricate and deeply moving tale of severed connections and renewed family ties. show more

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Wang shows an assured grasp of tone, a pleasing eye for unforced composition and a persuasive understanding of the immigrant cultural experience, with its sometimes difficult balance of tradition and modernity. show more

  • 100
    Inkoo KangSlate

    The subject matter is inevitably somber, but the picture is also mischievously funny. Wang pirouettes along some tonal hairpins — in one scene, I guffawed in the midst of wracking sobs. show more

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