'The Farewell' pays delightful, insightful homage to the facades and pretenses nearly everyone adopts in the name of compassion.
The Farewell follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved grandmother has only a short while left to live, decides to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family's decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.
Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, Jiang Yongbo
Claremont 5 on Aug 24th
Music Hall on Aug 30th