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The Farewell

Monday, October 7, 2019 at 8:15pm
Yukon Arts Centre

This comedy-drama follows an American-Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather in China 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.  

Along with heaping praise on the film's assured direction and atmospheric cinematography, many have singled out The Farewell's star Awkwafina, the online rapper-turned-comedic darling better known for her raucous, scene-stealing turns in Oceans 8 and Crazy Rich Asians.           

In Mandarin, English, Japanese, Italian with English subtitles

"It’s a film that pulls off a quiet miracle: it breaks your heart, and leaves you happy.”
- Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times     

  • Directed by Lulu Wang
  • 2019, USA
  • 98 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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