The Farewell

The Farewell (2019)

Based on an actual lie.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2019-07-12
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 727 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Big Beach
  • Production Country: China, United States of America
  • Director: Lulu Wang
star 7.5/10
From 727 Ratings


A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. 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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  • Awkwafina

    as Billi
  • Tzi Ma

    as Haiyan
  • Diana Lin

    as Jian
  • Zhao Shuzhen

    as Nai Nai
  • Lu Hong

    as Little Nai Nai
  • Jiang Yongbo

    as Haibin
  • Gil Perez-Abraham

    as Tony (uncredited)
  • Ines Laimins

    as Kathy
  • Jim Liu

    as Doctor Song
  • X Mayo

    as Suz
  • Aoi Mizuhara

    as Aiko
  • Han Chen

    as Haohao
Production Chris Weitz Producer
Production Peter Saraf Producer
Production Marc Turtletaub Producer
Production Andrew Miano Producer
Editing Matt Friedman Editor
Editing Michael Taylor Editor
Production Leslie Woo Casting
Production Eddie Rubin Executive Producer
Writing Lulu Wang Screenplay
Directing Lulu Wang Director
Production Lulu Wang Producer
Production Daniele Tate Melia Producer
Visual Effects Vico Sharabani Visual Effects Supervisor
Art Lee Yong-ok Production Design
Production Jane Zheng Producer
Production Dan Balgoyen Co-Producer
Visual Effects Asaf Yeger Special Effects Supervisor
Production Anita Gou Producer
Production Joshua M. Cohen Co-Producer
Sound Alex Weston Original Music Composer
Camera Anna Franquesa Solano Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Athena Wang Costume Design
Art W. Haley Ho Art Direction
Art Joseph Sorelle Set Decoration
Visual Effects Joseph Grundfast 3D Animator