The Farewell

Based on a true lie, this tender comedy tells the story of New Yorker Billi and her quirky Chinese grandmother Nai Nai.

The Farewell
China, United States 2019
  • Czech
100 min.

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.

Director: Lulu Wang
Screenplay: Lulu Wang
Cinematography: Anna Franquesa-Solano
Music: Alex Weston
Editing: Matt Friedman, Michael Taylor
Production Design: Yong Ok Lee
Producer: Daniele Tate Melia, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf, Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz, Jane Zheng, Lulu Wang
Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Shuzhen Zhao, Hong Lu, Yongbo Jiang, Han Chen, Aoi Mizuhara