The Farewell 100 mins

  • The Farewell
  • The Farewell
  • The Farewell

A funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, from writer/director Lulu Wang and featuring a breakout performance by Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean's 8)

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 (Awkwafina) 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.

A heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, THE FAREWELL masterfully interweaves a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a thoughtful exploration of how our cultural heritage does and does not travel with us when we leave our homes. Writer/director Lulu Wang imbues THE FAREWELL with warmth and knowing wit, while the uniformly excellent ensemble cast (anchored by a breakout performance by Awkwafina) invites us to share this extended clan’s joy and sorrow—and to feel, for the length of this remarkable film, like a part of their family.

AWARDED THE SUNDANCE LONDON 2019 AUDIENCE AWARD

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Advance screenings:
Fri 30 Aug - Sun 1 Sep
Starts Thu 5 Sep at:

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Saturday, 31 August
4:00PM 
Sunday, 1 September
6:00PM 

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Saturday, 31 August
4:00PM 

Windsor Cinema - session times

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4:00PM 

It's a universal, well-told story any audience will adore.
New York Post
4stars
There's an avoidance of obvious culture clash comedy... instead Wang deftly details both the guilt of living so far from family and how one's concept of what home really means can get so tangled.
Guardian

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