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The Farewell (PG)

3 October

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Chinese-born Billi (a heart-felt performance from Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians) lives in New York City with her parents. When her beloved grandmother, matriarch Nai Nai, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, the family decide not to tell her. To spend time with Nai Nai, the family return to China under the guise of a wedding. As Billi grapples with keeping the secret, and struggles to navigate family expectations, she gains a better understanding of Chinese culture and grows closer with her family. A funny and uplifting tale from writer/director Lulu Wang, based on an actual lie.

Are you interested in discussing The Farewell? Join Emma from the GFT team for an informal chat on Monday 30 September at 19.15 in the GFT Project Room. 

  • Director Lulu Wang
  • Cast Awkwafina, Zhao Shuzhen, Tzi Ma
  • Certificate PG
  • Running time 1h40m
  • Country USA
  • Language some subtitles
  • Year of Production 2019
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