In this funny, uplifting tales 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 midfield 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.

Did you know? In addition to writing and directing, Lulu Wang also plays piano on the film’s soundtrack.

*Chinese language film, with English subtitles.

Award Wins & Nominations

ONE BAFTA Nomination:

  • Best Film Not in the English Language

ONE WIN at the Golden Globes

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Awkwafina


“A satisfying, bittersweet wedding banquet of a movie” – Wendy Ide, The Observer

“A beautifully rendered tragicomedy with terrific performances… packs an emotional wallop” – Carol Grant, Little White Lies


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Ticket Prices

Full Price from £9.50
Suitable for PG

Running Time

1 hour 40 minutes