TREAT YOUR GRANNY!
Show your granny how much you love her! We’re inviting you to bring your granny along to this special advance screening, 4pm saturday 31 August, and get two tickets for the price of one full price ticket to this funny and uplifting tale based on an actual lie that centres around family and the value of grandmothers.
After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, a family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding-reunion back in China. Headstrong and emotional writer Billi (Awkwafina) rebels against her parents’ directive to stay in New York and joins the family as they awkwardly attempt to rekindle old bonds, throw together a wedding that only grandma is actually looking forward to, and surreptitiously say their goodbyes.
This film is a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it; THE FAREWELL masterfully interweaves a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a thoughtful exploration of how our cultural heritage does, and does not travel with us when we leave our homes.
Writer/director Lulu Wang imbues THE FAREWELL with warmth and knowing wit, while the uniformly excellent ensemble cast (anchored by a breakout performance by Awkwafina - Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean's 8) invites us to share this extended clan’s joy and sorrow—and to feel, for the length of this remarkable film, like a part of their family.
AWARDED THE SUNDANCE LONDON 2019 AUDIENCE AWARD
ADVANCE SCREENINGS: The whole town will be talking about this film so here's your opportunity to be one of the first to see it with an advance screenings Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September - details here.
Season starts Thu 5 Sep at Luna Leederville, Luna on SX and the Windsor Cinemas.