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The Farewell


Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen View All


Lulu Wang (Screenplay), Lulu Wang (Director) View All

Release: Jul. 12th, 2019
Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.
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10 Question about the plot and ending to The Farewell (2019)
I found the movie's premise to be kind of far fetched, even though it was based on a true story. So in the movie the family and relatives of a woman do not want to tell her that she is dying of cance...

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The Farewell is a film about saying goodbye to a person, but also has lots to say about saying goodbye to culture, family traditions, places and values.
She hops the first plane to China, even though she's not happy to learn from her parents that the family has decided to keep the truth about the grandmother's illness from her, using the upcoming wedding of Billi's cousin as an excuse for all of the family to gather around the family matriarch.


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