The Farewell

100 minutes 2019 7.5

Billi was born in China but lives in New York. Now she is going to a family wedding in Changchun. The wedding is staged and just an excuse for the whole family to gather to see Grandma, Nai-Nai, one very last time. She does not have much time left to live, but she does not get to know exactly that, because the family has decided to keep it a secret.

The attempt to give her a happy time spared from worries comes into conflict with Billi's Western values. Billi tries to navigate a minefield of expectations and social codes in China, while she learns a lot about herself and rediscovers the country she was born in. With a good lie in the center, it becomes a humorous and touching meeting between family and cultures.

The film is not playable outside of Norway
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama, comedy
Actors: Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin
Director: Lulu Wang
Producer: Anita Gou, Daniele Tate Melia, Andrew Miano, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Lulu Wang, Chris Weitz, Jane Zheng
Script: Lulu Wang
Country: China, USA
Language: English, Chinese