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9 thoughts on “ The Farewell

  1. Writer/director Lulu Wang imbues The Farewell with warmth and knowing wit, while the uniformly excellent ensemble cast (anchored by a breakout performance by Awkwafina) invites us to share this extended clan’s joy and sorrow—and to feel, for the length of this remarkable film, like a part of their family. YEAR CATEGORY U.S. Dramatic.
  2. In this funny, heartfelt story, Billi’s (Awkwafina) 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.4/5(55).
  3. The Farewell is a beautifully made film with a seemingly simple story. When it finishes, you may not think it hit you with a bang, but it does stay with you for a longtime and haunt you with its humaneness, little moments, and the phenomenal soundtrack that captures the affect of the film so well.
  4. The Farewell is a personal, compelling family dramedy, but the film goes beyond its premise and genre conventions - carefully unpacking questions about the division between cultural value systems.
  5. Jul 24,  · The Cultural Truth at the Heart of the Lies in ‘The Farewell’ The movie, about a grandmother who isn’t told she has cancer, led a Chinese-American writer to .
  6. Jul 12,  · In The Farewell, director Lulu Wang takes that concept a step further. Wang introduces us to a family that gathers together to talk about their past, their leavings, their stayings, their losses, their memories, their regrets.
  7. Jul 16,  · The movie "The Farewell" starring Awkwafina opened last week to rave reviews. Here & Now's Robin Young talks with composer Alex Weston about his music for the new film.
  8. The Farewell is a comedic drama, which deftly handles the heartbreak and humor that arise from experiences of illness. The tangible proximity of wedding celebration and funeral suspend the film in Author: Yoshiko Iwai.
  9. THE FAREWELL by Lulu Wang. INT. THE PEOPLE’S HOSPITAL, WAITING ROOM - DAY A PAINTING displays an idyllic landscape, bathed in institutional fluorescent lighting. Off-screen, we hear sounds of a Chinese announcement amidst other bustling hospital sounds. THE_FAREWELL_FINAL File Size: KB.

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