The Farewell

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi 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 minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she gets the chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding us.
 

Director      Lulu Wang
Cast Awkwafina
  Diana Lin
Country  USA
Running Time    100 mins
Classification  PG

  

HEALESVILLE SESSIONS              WARBURTON SESSIONS       
Thu   28   Nov   2.00pm    Thu   28   Nov SD  11.30am 
Sat   30   Nov    7.30pm    Fri   29   Nov   2.00pm
Sun   1   Dec   2.00pm    Fri   29   Nov    7.30pm 
Tue   3   Dec    7.30pm    Sat   30   Nov   2.00pm
Wed   4   Dec    2.00pm    Sun   1   Dec    11.30am 
Thu   5   Dec    11.30am    Thu   5   Dec    2.00pm 
Fri   6   Dec    2.00pm    Sat   7   Dec    11.30am 
Sun   8   Dec    11.30am    Wed   11   Dec    11.30am 
Wed   11   Dec    11.30am    Sat   14   Dec    7.30pm 
Fri   13   Dec  SD  11.30am    Tue   17   Dec    7.30pm 
Sat   14   Dec    2.00pm    Wed   18   Dec    2.00pm 
Fri   20   Dec    2.00pm    Fri   20   Dec    11.30am 

 

*OC = Open Caption Sessions
*SD = Spit the Dummy Sessions

Dates:
Thu 28 Nov 2019 - Fri 20 Dec 2019
Venue:
Upper Yarra Arts Centre
Venue:
Healesville Memorial Hall
Address:
The Memo, Healesville & Arts Centre, Warburton
Phone:
1300 368 333
Cost:
$14.50 Full / $12.50 Concession / $11 YRFS Member
$9 U15 / Midweek Matinee

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