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The Farewell ()


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A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

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Cast

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Nai Nai
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Billi
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Suze
Hong Lu ...
Little Nai Nai (as Lu Hong)
Hong Lin ...
Doctor Wu (as Lin Hong)
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Haiyan
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Lu Jian
Yang Xuejian ...
Mr. Li
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Shirley
Yongbo Jiang ...
Uncle Haibin (as Jiang Yongbo)
Han Chen ...
Hao Hao (as Chen Han)
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Aiko
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Aunty Ling (as Li Xiang)
Hongli Liu ...
Aunty Gao (as Liu Hongli)
Shimin Zhang ...
Michael (as Zhang Shiming)
Jing Zhang ...
Gu Gu (as Zhang Jing)
Jinhang Liu ...
Bao (as Liu Jinhang)
Xi Lin ...
Wedding Coordinator (as Lin Xi)
Shi Lichen ...
Big Chef
Lin Wang ...
Reception at Massage Parlor (as Wang Lin)
Xin Yue ...
Masseuse #1
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Masseuse #2 (as Sun Xiaoxiao)
Dong Li ...
Gu Fu (as Li Dong)
Puxia Qin ...
Little Gu Gu (as Qin Puxia)
Ruiqi Wang ...
Little Gu Fu (as Wang Ruiqi)
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Doctor Song (as Liu Zhuying)
Yuqiu Geng ...
Funeral Cryer (as Geng Yuqiu)
Yuzhuo Wang ...
Ye Ye (as Wang Yuzhuo)
Shouchang Xiao ...
General Ma (as Xiao Shouchang)
Yonghua Zhao ...
General Fu (as Zhao Yonghua)
Zuohai Jiang ...
General Zhu (as Jiang Zuohai)
Xinyang Lv ...
Teenage Girl #1 (as Lv Xinyang)
Jing Chen ...
Teenage Girl #2 (as Chen Jing)
Weifeng Sun ...
Copy Center Boss (as Sun Weifeng)
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Birthday Singer (uncredited)
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Kathy (uncredited)
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Party Goer (uncredited)
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Tony (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lulu Wang

Written by

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Lulu Wang ... (written by)

Produced by

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Dan Balgoyen ... co-producer
Joshua M. Cohen ... co-producer
Anita Gou ... producer
Daniele Tate Melia ... producer (p.g.a.)
Andrew Miano ... producer (p.g.a.)
Eddie Rubin ... executive producer
Peter Saraf ... producer (p.g.a.)
Marc Turtletaub ... producer (p.g.a.)
Lulu Wang ... producer (p.g.a.)
Chris Weitz ... producer (p.g.a.)
Jane Zheng ... producer

Music by

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Alex Weston

Cinematography by

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Anna Franquesa Solano ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Matt Friedman
Michael Taylor

Editorial Department

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Alex Bickel ... digital intermediate colorist
Gordon Holmes ... assistant editor
Tom Knight ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Anne Kang
Leslie Woo

Production Design by

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Yong Ok Lee

Art Direction by

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W. Haley Ho

Set Decoration by

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Joseph Sorelle
Hanrui Wang

Costume Design by

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Vanessa Porter ... (NY Unit)
Athena Wang

Makeup Department

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Jackie Zbuska ... makeup artist: new york unit

Production Management

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Joshua M. Cohen ... post-production supervisor
Rob Cristiano ... production supervisor: New York
Wilder Troxell ... production assistant

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lemuel Fishburne ... second assistant director
Xiaodong Jie ... On-set Casting Assistant Director
Maihemutijiang Maimaiti ... Casting Assistant Director
Jake Martin ... first assistant director: NY unit
Sophia Wang ... second assistant director
Qihang Zhou ... Second Casting Assistant Director

Art Department

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Yen-Ju Lin ... head scenic painter
Daniel Maldonado ... property master: New York Unit

Sound Department

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Colin Alexander ... adr editor
Justine Baker ... ADR Mixer
Leslie Bloome ... foley artist
David Boulton ... ADR Mixer
Alex Carpenter ... foley supervisor
Ryan Collison ... foley mixer
Joanna Fang ... foley artist
Pete Horner ... Additional Re-Recording Mixer
Craig Kyllonen ... dialogue editor
Gene Park ... Re-recording Mixer / Supervising Sound Editor
Steve Pierson ... ADR Mixer
Ric Schnupp ... Sound Effects Editor
Nick Seaman ... foley mixer
Jerry Stein ... sound mixer
Andres Velasquez ... m&e Editor/Mixer
Qianbaihui Yang ... Additional Sound Design
Justine Baker ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Laura Heinzinger ... foley editor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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John J. Budion ... visual effects artist
Joseph Grundfast ... 3D Animator
Vico Sharabani ... visual effects supervisor
Asaf Yeger ... visual effects supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Daniel April ... gaffer: New York unit
Dj Carroll ... camera operator
Manuel Manny Garcia ... second assistant camera: new york unit
Dylan Kaplowitz ... key grip: New York Unit
Matt Keyser ... key grip
Diana Matos ... cinematographer: New York Unit
Vanessa Morrison ... first assistant camera: New York Unit
Zack Sainz ... DIT
Lisa Sene ... camera/steadicam operator: New York Unit
Jieun Shim ... first assistant camera: New York Unit
Maximo Sova Maluso ... best boy electric: New York unit
Anthony Stracquadanio ... grip
Qianying Zhou ... first assistant camera: "a" camera - China unit

Casting Department

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Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Meredith Jacobson Marciano ... local extras casting
Ce Sun ... casting associate
Bruce Winant ... adr voice casting
Qihang Zhou ... casting associate

Music Department

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Susan Jacobs ... music supervisor
Stefan Karrer ... executive album producer
Lesley Langs ... music editor
Dylan Neely ... music supervisor
Lulu Wang ... musician: piano
Ilyse Wolfe Tretter ... music clearance coordinator

Script and Continuity Department

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Ivy Chen ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Mary Ann Anane ... assistant to producer
Teddy Blanks ... title designer
Wayne Chang ... loop group
Noelle Cristiano ... production assistant
Joey Grimmer ... production coordinator: NY unit
Jennifer Lim ... loop group
Poppy Liu ... loop group
Anna Lomakina ... script supervisor: New York unit
Fernando Lueches ... marketing manager (Spain)
Katie Tooma ... business and legal affairs: Big Beach
Emma Warren ... office manager: Big Beach
Winnie Wong ... Insurance
William Yuekun Wu ... loop group
Lya Yanne ... loop group
Lexie Zhao ... production coordinator

Thanks

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Apoorva Charan ... special thanks
Ira Glass ... special thanks
Barry Jenkins ... special thanks
Vera Miao ... special thanks
Paul Weitz ... special thanks
Diana C. Weng ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

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Taglines Based on an Actual Lie See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • 别告诉她 (China, Mandarin title)
  • L'Adieu (France)
  • Untitled Lulu Wang Project
  • Прощание (Russia)
  • Ha'Preida (Israel, Hebrew title)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $355,662, 14 Jul 2019

Did You Know?

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Trivia In addition to writing and directing, Lulu Wang also plays piano on the film's soundtrack. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Farewell (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Funk Paradise See more »
Quotes Nai Nai: I walked the path of life and I have to say, you will face with difficulties. But you have to have an open mind. Don't be like a bull hitting his horns all over the walls of the room. Life isn't just about what you do, it's more about how you do it.
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