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The Farewell (PG)
The Farewell (PG)

Monday 4 November at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Tuesday 5 November at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time: 100 minutes, in Mandarin and English with subtitles

Director – Lulu Wang

Starring – Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin

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, Nai-Nai, has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. Instead, they schedule an impromptu wedding-reunion, uniting family members so that everyone can surreptitiously say their goodbyes. 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.

 
Venue
Date
Time
Riverfront Studio
 
04/11/2019 13:30
Riverfront Studio
 
04/11/2019 19:45
Riverfront Studio
 
05/11/2019 13:30
Riverfront Studio
 
05/11/2019 19:45
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