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The Farewell trivia: 25 amazing facts about the new film!

The Farewell is a new film starring Awkwafina! It is a dramedy that has already made waves at Sundance film festival!

So let’s dive into some trivia and facts about this new movie!

  1. The Farewell is a 2019 American comedy-drama film
  2. It is written and directed by Lulu Wang
  3. It stars Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, and Jiang Yongbo
  4. The filmfollows a family who, upon learning their grandmother in China has only a short while left to live, decide not to tell her and schedule a family gathering before she passes
  5. The film was screened in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival
  6. It is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on July 12, 2019, by A24
  7. The film was based on an story initially shared on This American Life
  8. Wang said that the film was based on her grandmother’s illness
  9. Stating that “I always felt the divide in my relationship to my family versus my relationship to my classmates and to my colleagues and to the world that I inhabit. That’s just the nature of being an immigrant and straddling two cultures”
  10. The film was primarily shot in Changchun, China
  11. The filming also took place in New York
  12. In an interview with Filmmaker, cinematographer Anna Franquesa Solano stated that the references for the film included Force Majeure and Still Walking
  13. However, she added that her main source of inspiration came from “spending time with Lulu’s family at their home in Changchun, during pre-production”
  14. The film had its premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019
  15. In January 2019, A24 acquired worldwide distribution rights to the film for $7 million
  16. Over Netflix, Amazon Studios, and Fox Searchlight
  17. It is scheduled to be released on July 12, 2019
  18. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100%
  19. Based on 52 reviews
  20. With an average rating of 8.69/10
  21. The site’s critics’ consensus reads: “The Farewell deftly captures complicated family dynamics with a poignant, well-acted drama that marries cultural specificity with universally relatable themes”
  22. On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews
  23. The film has a weighted average score of 88 out of 100
  24. Based on 15 critics
  25. Indicating “universal acclaim”


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