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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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Billi
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Haiyan
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Jian
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Aiko
Shuzhen Zhao ...
Nai Nai (as Shuzhen Zhou)
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Tony
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Doctor Song
Han Chen ...
Hao Hao
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Birthday Singer
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Kathy
Yongbo Jiang ...
Haibin
Hong Lu ...
Little Nai Nai
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Suz
Becca Khalil ...
Shirley

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
Andrew Miano ... producer
Eddie Rubin ... executive producer
Peter Saraf ... producer
Marc Turtletaub ... producer
Chris Weitz ... producer
Jane Zheng ... producer

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Alex Weston

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Anna Franquesa Solano

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Matt Friedman
Michael Taylor

Editorial Department

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

Casting By

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Anne Kang
Leslie Woo

Production Design by

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Yong Ok Lee

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W. Haley Ho

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Joseph Sorelle

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Vanessa Porter ... (NY Unit)
Athena Wang

Production Management

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

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
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 Recordist
Leslie Bloome ... foley artist
David Boulton ... ADR Mixer
Alex Carpenter ... foley supervisor
Ryan Collison ... foley mixer
Joanna Fang ... foley artist
Laura Heinzinger ... foley editor
Craig Kyllonen ... dialogue editor
Gene Park ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Ric Schnupp ... sound effects editor
Nick Seaman ... foley mixer

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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
Diana Matos ... Cinematographer: New York Unit
Vanessa Morrison ... first assistant camera: New York Unit
Lisa Sene ... camera/steadicam operator: 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
Briana Liu ... casting associate
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
Lesley Langs ... music editor
Dylan Neely ... music supervisor
Ilyse Wolfe Tretter ... music clearance coordinator

Other crew

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Mary Ann Anane ... assistant to producer
Teddy Blanks ... title designer
Wayne Chang ... loop group
Ivy Chen ... script supervisor
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
Katie Tooma ... business and legal affairs: Big Beach
Emma Warren ... office manager: Big Beach
William Yuekun Wu ... loop group
Lya Yanne ... loop group
Lexie Zhao ... production coordinator

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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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Also Known As
  • Untitled Lulu Wang Project
  • Прощание (Russia)
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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 The premise of this movie is based on a true story from Lulu Wang's real life: as the family in the film does, her family really did lie to Wang's grandmother about the grandmother's terminal cancer diagnosis in an attempt to prolong her life. The element of the story in which they use a family wedding as an excuse for everyone to come and visit the grandmother because she is dying was also based in fact. Wang had a great deal of trouble finding financiers to back the filming. American producers objected to the all-Asian cast and insisted that she needed to add prominent white characters. Chinese financiers thought the story was too American, and they also insisted on adding white characters. So in another attempt to draw attention to the project, Wang adapted the story into a segment of the April 22, 2016, episode of the public radio storytelling program "This American Life," which did result in Chris Weitz coming on as a producer and procuring other financing. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Farewell (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Shi Jie Liang Yuan See more »
Quotes Billi: Okay, when were you guys going to tell me this? How could you let me find out like this?
Jian: How should I have told you? "Oh, your grandma's on the roof".
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