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The Farewell

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Original title
The Farewell
Running time
95 min.
United States United States
Lulu Wang
Alex Weston
Anna Franquesa Solano
Co-production United States-China;
Big Beach. Distributor: A24
Drama. Comedy | Family Relationships. Comedy-Drama. Independent Film (US). Based On A True Story
After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, a family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding-reunion back in China. Headstrong and emotional writer Billi rebels against her parents’ directive to stay in New York and joins the family as they awkwardly attempt to rekindle old bonds, throw together a wedding that only grandma is actually looking forward to, and surreptitiously say their goodbyes.
2019: Golden Globes: Best Actress in a Comedy (Awkwafina)
2019: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2019: 2 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Film & Best Sup. Actress (Zhou)
2019: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Independent Films
2019: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2019: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Sup. Actress (Zhou)
2019: Critics Choice Awards: 4 Nominations including Best Comedy & Actress
2019: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Most Promising Filmmaker
2019: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: 3 Nominations incl. Best Actress (Awkwafina)
2019: Gotham Awards: Best Actress (Awkwafina)
2019: Satellite Awards: Best Actress in a Comedy (Awkwafina). 4 Nominations
2019: Sundance Film Festival: U.S. Dramatic Competition
2019: Valladolid International Film Festival - Seminci: Official Selection
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