The Farewell is a 2019 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lulu Wang. It stars Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, and Zhao Shuzhen. The film follows a Chinese-American family who, upon learning their grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide not to tell her and schedule a family gathering before she dies.
Aspiring Chinese-American writer Billi maintains a close relationship with Nai Nai (paternal grandmother) who lives in Changchun, China. After receiving a rejection letter for a Guggenheim Fellowship, Billi discovers from her parents, Haiyan and Jian, that Nai Nai has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, and is predicted to have only a few months left to live.
|contentLocation||New York City|
|editor||Matthew Friedman Michael Taylor|
|keywords||benign findings benign tumor changchun collectivism guggenheim fellowship help hongbao lung cancer medical test one night red envelope terminal terminal illness wed|
|producer||Andrew Miano Anita Gou Chris Weitz Daniele Melia Jane Zheng Lulu Wang Marc Turtletaub Peter Saraf|