Item Details

The Farewell

A24 and Ray Production, Big Beach, Kindred Spirit presents ; in association with Depth of Field, Seesaw ; a Big Beach production ; written and directed by Lulu Wang ; produced by Daniele Melia, Marc Turtletaub & Peter Saraf, Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz, Jane Zheng, Lulu Wang, Anita Gou
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
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 finds there's a lot to celebrate.
Director
Lulu Wang
Performers
Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, Jiang Yongbo, Chen Han, Aoi Mizuhara, Zhang Jing, Yang Xuejian.
Release Date
2019
Run Time
98 min.
Language
English and Mandarin audio; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Rating
MPAA rating: PG; thematic material, brief language and some smoking
Notes
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2019.
  • Wide screen.
  • Special features: Audio commentary with writer/director Lulu Wang and director of photography Anna Franquesa-Solano; Nothing but the truth: confessions of a writer/director; Going home: a conversation with Awkwafina; Deleted scenes.
Credits
Director of photography, Anna Franquesa-Solano ; editors, Michael Taylor, Matthew Friedman ; music, Alex Weston.
Published
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, 2019.
Publisher no.
  • 56553 Lionsgate
  • 12403031 Midwest Tape
Related Resources
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Description
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; region 1; Dolby digital 5.1.
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