Movie: The Farewell

8/27/2019 10:45 AM

Movie: The Farewell

Movie: The Farewell

This film was reviewed by Khabar here:

http://www.khabar.com/magazine/around-town/south-asian-themes-appeared-in-many-films-at-the-atlanta-film-festival

Differences in the attitudes of different generations in a Chinese-American family fill the tragicomic true storyline in a wonderful film called The Farewell (photo: above), in which the elders of the family follow Chinese custom in not telling the family matriarch that doctors expect her to die soon—while the young woman of the family, the granddaughter, struggles with the “white lie,” exclaiming that it is illegal in America! The film is based on an actual lie to a grandmother, who still does not know about it, said the director in the Q&A, since “she doesn’t watch movies”! The interviewer in the Q&A noted that he was very surprised at how much the film resonated with him culturally, although he was not Chinese: his family was Columbian, but the concept of the family itself being a main character in the film was familiar and strong. He also noted that any “dash-American” would understand the feelings of being “not American enough” and at the same time “not Chinese [or other ethnicity] enough.” The decision to go to the U.S. or stay in one’s own country was also explored.

Dates:  Aug 8-2​7, 2019, possibly more

Times: various

Venue: The Springs Cinema & Taphouse, 5920 Roswell Rd. #C103 Atlanta, GA 30328
(404)255-0140 (in the back of the shopping center behind Tuesday Morning)

Contact: https://www.springscinema.com/movie/286476/the-farewell

The Farewell

From ATLFF, See the film before its too late.
Billi’s family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch — the only person that doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live.

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