A first official look at The Farewell, the upcoming comedy movie written and directed by Lulu Wang and starring Awkwafina:
“In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, grandma Nai-Nai (Shuzhen Zhou), 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 there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. With THE FAREWELL, writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves.”
This sounds interesting and different!
Besides Awkwafina, the cast also includes Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Gil Perez-Abraham, Jim Liu, Ines Laimins, Diana Lin, X Mayo, Shuzhen Zhou, Han Chen, Aoi Mizuhara, and Yongbo Jiang.
The release date of the movie The Farewell is set to July 12, 2019.
Stay tuned with us for more details.