The Farewell (PG)
Dir: Lulu Wang
Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin
US, 2019, 100 mins, Mandarin & English dialogue with subtitles
A semi-autobiographical comedy-drama in which a family fakes the wedding of a cousin to gather together one last time before their matriarch, unaware of her fate, dies as a result of a terminal illness. A heartfelt human story, where ultimately the lie brings out the opportunity to discover larger truths about life.