About the Film
The hit of Sundance, The Farewell is a funny, touching and vital film about what makes a family in any culture. Featuring a star making performance from Awkwafina, The Farewell is the heartfelt and poignant tale of a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather family before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.
“It’s a film that pulls off a quiet miracle: it breaks your heart, and leaves you happy.” -Seattle Times