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The Farewell

Sat June 15 8:00pm (98min.  PG)

Celestial Cinema, Wailea

Preceded by the short film: Unsung Heroes: Football and the Polynesian Athlete

2019 Maui Film Festival Shining Star Awkwafina stars, as Billi, in this set in China family story that follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes.  Billi feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family's decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.  "It unearths the universality of complex familial love that defies borders and language barriers.” Time Out insightfully noted about this wonderfully heartfelt, sweetly funny and deeply wise cinematic jewel of a story.

 

Director: Lulu Wang. 

Print Courtesy: Roadside Attractions.

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