Film Screening 3rd October, 2019

Poster for The Farewell

The Farewell 

7:30 PM, 3rd October, 2019
No Guests

  • PG
  • 100 mins
  • 2019
  • Lulu Wang
  • Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen


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.