A24 Films

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Story

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. With The Farewell, writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves.

Consider

Best Picture

Best Director

Lulu Wang

Best Original Screenplay

Lulu Wang

Best Actress

Awkwafina

Best Supporting Actress

Zhao Shuzhen

Best Film Editing

Michael Taylor

Matthew Friedman

Best Cinematography

Anna Franquesa-Solano

Best Production Design

Production Designer
Yong Ok Lee

Set Decorator
Wang Hanrui

Best Costume Design

Athena Wang

Best Original Score

Alex Weston

Best Sound Mixing

Gene Park

Best Sound Editing

Gene Park

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Makeup Artist
Chang Chunlin

Hair Stylist
Qian Weifeng

Best Visual Effects

Ruben Gloria