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The Farewell

Original title
The Farewell
Year
Running time
98 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Lulu Wang
Music
Alex Weston
Cinematography
Anna Franquesa Solano
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United States-China; Big Beach. Distributed by A24
Genre
Comedy | Family Relationships. Based On A True Story. Comedy-Drama
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
2019: Sundance Film Festival: U.S. Dramatic Competition
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