The Farewell

The Farewell
The Farewell

Year

2019

Duration

100 minutes

Genres

Based on a true story, Comedy, Drama

Language

English / Mandarin (English subtitles)

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Synopsis

Billi is a Chinese-American, born and raised in the United States, who has just been rejected for a prestigious arts fellowship. To make matters worse, she is then told her beloved Nai-Nai (Chinese for grandmother) has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and her family are returning to China to say goodbye. However, they do not want Nai-Nai to know she is sick and instead decide to stage an impromptu fake wedding so she can live out her final days in peace. Torn between Chinese traditional values and her western upbringing, Billi must figure out how to approach and understand this unique situation. Charming, funny and based on the director’s real life experiences, this drama teaches valuable lessons about family, cross-cultural values and the difficulty of losing the ones you love.

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PG Classification

mild bad language, sex references

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