The Farewell

The Farewell

Blu-ray Disc - 2019
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Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there2s a lot to celebrate.
Publisher: [Montreal, QC] :, VVS Films,, [2019]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: FIC Farew
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Audience: Consumer Protection BC Rating: PG


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IndyPL_AdamT Dec 02, 2019

The Farewell is a heartfelt and sweetly funny movie about grieving, family dynamics, and cultural differences. Awkwafina, who is known mostly for her comedic acting, gives a touching dramatic performance.

Nov 25, 2019

Excellent movie: excellent story line!

Nov 24, 2019

slow paced movie

JCLBrittanyC Nov 15, 2019

The plot of this movie is that a woman’s grandmother gets diagnosed with
lung cancer, and her family decides to keep this a secret from her
grandmother. They believe that telling her of the cancer would kill her faster.
In order to bring the family together during this trying time without leading
her grandmother to believe something was wrong, a cousin agrees to get
married, bringing all of their family to China. Awkwfina plays the main
character, and I love her, but this was a much more serious role to see her in.
Though I thought the concept was interesting, and the actors were fabulous,
I felt as if the story dragged on a bit too long for me. If you are interested I
would say wait until it’s on DVD.

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