Film Review: The Farewell
October 15, 2020
- The Farewell
- Directed By: Lulu Wang
- Released: 2019
- Rated: PG
- Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/farewell-1)
Review: This film is a wonderful take on family, especially families who grow up in different countries and have different relationships to their culture. Returning to China with the excuse of a fake wedding, a family prepares to say goodbye to their matriarch, a woman who does not know she is dying. The premise is challenging at times, but the warmth, humanity and love that consumes the film pushes the viewer to grapple with the questions at hand.
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