About the film:
Billi’s family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch — the only person that doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live.
What the critics are saying:
A funny, emotionally intricate and deeply moving tale of severed connections and renewed family ties.
– Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
A tasty cinematic stew of family depression and grief, hugs and laughter, memories and regrets.
– Bob Hoose, Plugged In
Awkwafina has gone from rapper to comedic powerhouse, and now, most powerfully, to indie darling in “The Farewell.” It’s one of the year’s sweetest films.
– Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post
This is a simple but genius film that sheds light on Chinese culture and philosophy while delivering a doozy of a paradigm shift.
– Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media