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Wednesday 9 October 2019

10.00 am, 2.30 pm, 5.00 pm and 7.15 pm

Directed by Lulu Wang

USA Comedy/Drama Subtitled
100 mins PG

A headstrong Chinese-American woman. Billi, returns to China where she discovers her beloved Grandmother, diagnosed with terminal cancer, has only a short while left to live. The family decide to keep her grandmother in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather 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.

The premise of this movie is based on a true story from scriptwriter/director Lulu Wang’s real life.

Skillfully blending humour and sorrow, [Wang has] made an enjoyable and empathetic film about family, mortality and identity.”-  Anita Katz, San Francisco Examiner

“The lovely paradox of The Farewell is that everyone in it tries to hide their feelings as long as they can, yet their story goes straight to your heart.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“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.” –  Benjamin Lee, Guardian