Preview: A family travels back to China with a dying grandmother for “The Farewell”

Here’s a sentimental family dramedy about a dying woman and the family that lies to her about it and takes her back to China to visit relatives one last time, hopefully without her figuring out the purpose of the trip.

This Sundance film was picked up by A24, so you know it’s good.

And Lulu Wang’s film features goofy rapper/comedienne Awkwafina (“Crazy Rich Asians,””Ocean’s Eight”) as we’ve never seen her before.  Look for “The Farewell” to roll out in limited release later this summer.

 

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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