The Farewell

Would you want to know?

“The Farewell” makes the audience reflect on what it means to be alive through the lens of family connection and loss. What are the things you would want to say? Or, what  memories would you want to create? Is it unethical if we let a person truly live without the heaviness of knowing their mortality is ready to knock at their door? Who determines that it is unethical? “The Farewell” tells a beautiful story of a Chinese family navigating these questions while dealing with the knowledge that Nai Nai only has three months to live. Wang gave us the gift of food, family, love, and Nai Nais in a slow, appreciative way. Place this film on your ballots for awards season.


From the desk of Dr. Dion Metzger:

“The Farewell” was family, faith, tradition and love. Some may say it moved slow but the ending made it all worth it. I overheard people leaving the screening the saying “That was so real” or “That’s my family”.  It was hard not to relate to the family on screen. We also can now say Awkwafina has dramatic range. She’s still my girl but I like funny Awkwafina so much better. I recommend seeing “The Farewell” but I’m biased because this movie beautifully represented all the things I value most.


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“The Farewell”

Directed By: Lulu Wang

Starring:  Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen

 Runtime: 1 hr, 38 mins

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