#68. The Farewell (2019)


Big Beach Films

– Director: Lulu Wang

– Metascore: 89

– Runtime: 100 minutes

A Chinese family decides not to tell their grandmother that she has terminal cancer, and they schedule a hasty wedding to gather together before her death. Awkwafina won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. The plot was based on Lulu Wang’s real family who lied to their grandmother about her illness and had a wedding to get the family to visit. Wang not only wrote and directed the movie, but she played piano on the soundtrack as well.