7:30 PM, 3rd October, 2019
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ANU LEARNING COMMUNITIES
Lulu Wang's poignant family drama stars rapper-turned-actor Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean’s 8) as Billi, a New York-based writer at odds with her parents and relatives. When Billi discovers that her beloved grandmother – or ‘Nai Nai’ – has received a terminal cancer diagnosis, she is devastated. But perhaps even more so when she discovers that her family has decided to hide this diagnosis from their matriarch, instead opting to host a grand wedding to gather the family one last time before she passes.
Skilfully marrying its Chinese-American cultural specificity with universal themes, and based on a true lie from Wang’s own life, The Farewell has resonated with audiences around the world – and for good reason.