The Farewell is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Lulu Wang.
Starring Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Aoi Mizuhara, Zhao Shu-zhen, Yang Xuejian, Jim Liu, Shuzhen Zhao, X Mayo, Hong Lu and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Farewell

A24 on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 released the trailer:
The Farewell | Official Trailer HD | A24.

What is The Farewell about?

Aspiring Chinese-American writer Billi (Awkwafina) maintains a close relationship with Nai Nai (Shuzhen Zhao) who lives in Changchun, China. After receiving a rejection letter for a Guggenheim Fellowship, Billi discovers from her parents, Haiyan (Tzi Ma) and Jian, that Nai Nai has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, and is predicted to have only a few months left to live.
Through deception and manipulation of medical test results, the diagnosis is kept a secret from Nai Nai herself. Nai Nai is, instead, falsely told that her recent doctor visits have only revealed benign findings. A wedding for Billi's cousin, Hao Hao (Han Chen), from Japan has been planned in China, as an excuse to unite the family to spend what is expected to be one last time with Nai Nai. Fearing Billi will end up exposing the lie to her grandmother, Haiyan and Jian tell her to remain in New York City.
Billi disobeys her parents' orders and flies to Changchun, shortly after the rest of the family arrive there. Billi assures her parents that she will not reveal the cancer diagnosis to Nai Nai. Throughout the trip, however, she clashes with the rest of the family, including the doctor treating her grandmother, over their deliberate dishonesty towards her grandmother.
Guilt-ridden, Billi expresses conflicted thoughts with her parents over the Chinese cultural beliefs that result in a family refusing to disclose such a life-threatening disease with the matriarch. One night, her uncle, Haibin, contends that the lie allows the family to bear the emotional burden of the diagnosis, rather than Nai Nai herself - a practice of collectivism that Haibin acknowledges to Billi differs from the individualistic values common in Western culture. Billi later learns that Nai Nai also told a similar lie to her husband up until his death when he was terminally ill.

Who's in the The Farewell cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Farewell.

Awkwafina Billi Wang (ηŽ‹ζ―”θŽ‰)
Tzi Ma Haiyan Wang (ηŽ‹ζ΅·η‡•), Billi's father
Diana Lin Lu Jian (陆建), Billi's mother
Aoi Mizuhara Aiko (爱子), Hao Hao's Japanese fiancΓ©e
Yang Xuejian Mr. Li
Jim Liu Doctor Song (as Liu Zhuying)
Shuzhen Zhao Nai Nai
X Mayo Suze
Hong Lu Little Nai Nai (as Lu Hong)
Hong Lin Doctor Wu (as Lin Hong)
Becca Khalil Shirley
Yongbo Jiang Uncle Haibin (as Jiang Yongbo)
Han Chen Hao Hao (as Chen Han)
Xiang Li Aunty Ling (as Li Xiang)
Hongli Liu Aunty Gao (as Liu Hongli)
Shimin Zhang Michael (as Zhang Shiming)
Jing Zhang Gu Gu (as Zhang Jing)
Jinhang Liu Bao (as Liu Jinhang)
Xi Lin Wedding Coordinator (as Lin Xi)
Shi Lichen Big Chef
Lin Wang Reception at Massage Parlor (as Wang Lin)
Xin Yue Masseuse #1
Xiaoxiao Sun Masseuse #2 (as Sun Xiaoxiao)
Dong Li Gu Fu (as Li Dong)
Puxia Qin Little Gu Gu (as Qin Puxia)
Ruiqi Wang Little Gu Fu (as Wang Ruiqi)
Yuqiu Geng Funeral Cryer (as Geng Yuqiu)
Yuzhuo Wang Ye Ye (as Wang Yuzhuo)
Shouchang Xiao General Ma (as Xiao Shouchang)
Yonghua Zhao General Fu (as Zhao Yonghua)
Zuohai Jiang General Zhu (as Jiang Zuohai)
Xinyang Lv Teenage Girl #1 (as Lv Xinyang)
Jing Chen Teenage Girl #2 (as Chen Jing)
Weifeng Sun Copy Center Boss (as Sun Weifeng)

When is The Farewell released in cinemas?

The film The Farewell was scheduled to be released on January 25, 2019 (Sundance), on July 12, 2019 (United States), on September 20, 2019 (United Kingdom), on December 19, 2019 (Germany), on January 24, 2020 (Turkey), on February 6, 2020 (Hungary) and on February 7, 2020 (Poland) by A24, DCM Film Distribution, Entertainment Film Distributors, M2 Films, SND Films, Shaw Organisation, Showgate, The Searchers, VΓ©rtigo Films, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Leonine Distribution, NOS Audiovisuais, Roadshow Films, Tianjin Maoyan Media, Universum Film (UFA) and VVS Films.

What are The Farewell film specifications?

The duration of the film is 100 minutes. With a budget of $3 million, the film grossed over $22.5 million.

The film The Farewell is rated with "PG" rating.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Farewell?

The Farewell got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 98/100.

More information about The Farewell you can get at:

Official website:

IMDB: The Farewell

Wikipedia: The Farewell (2019 film)

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