The Farewell (PG)

Friday 20 March 2020
6pm - 9:10pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Sheffield SU

From Lulu Wang comes the film “based on an actual lie”. The Farewell follows a Chinese-American woman, Billi (Awkwafina) who is devastated when told her grandmother has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. However, the family has decided not to tell her and instead, have organised a wedding as an excuse to see her one last time before she goes. However, Billi disagrees with the decision and heads to China to see her grandma, unsure if she’ll be able to continue the lie. The Farewell is a bittersweet tragi-comedy which tells a beautiful story of familial love and where we come from. The Farewell is one of the best films of 2019, and one to catch on the big screen.