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Year: 2019
Original Title: The Farewell
Length: 100 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Family, Drama
Studios: Depth of Field
Distributor: A24 Films
Age rating: Suitable for 12 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: September 20 2019

United States: July 12 2019


Ranking: 1,298 out of 15,398 movies (up 236)


9.1 by 8 media


Based on a true story. A scattered Chinese family has to face the grandmother's death due to a terminal lung cancer. Because of this, all the relatives decide not to tell the matriarch anything about her disease and organize a meeting in China to which all those who have had any kind of relationship with her are invited so that they can say goodbye. The father and the mother of Billi (Awkwafina) refuse to go because they are already settled in New York without any relationship with their relatives and they don't want to participate in the deception. However, the young woman decides to take the trip on her own for saying a last goodbye to her grandmother and catch up with all her relatives so distant because of the distance and the decisions of her parents.

Cast The Farewell




Tzi Ma

Tzi Ma




Trivia The Farewell

Director Lulu Wang tells the real story about her family. All of them lied to ther real grandmother about her terminal cancer, so she reflects herself in Awkwafina's character. Director didn't tell her grandmother that the movie was about her, and when she found out at the production party, Wang told her that the plot was about immigration and a wedding. This is the first A24 movie being rated as PG, after releasing R films like 'Hereditary' or 'Midsommar'.