The Farewell (China/USA) PG

Running from
Next screening: Friday 6 March at 6.15pm
  • £9.50 / Aged Under 26: £7
    Chester Film Society Members: £5
  • Cinema

Part of: Chester International Film Festival


A Drinks Reception will follow this screening downstairs in the Kitchen

Directed by: Lulu Wang
Starring: Awkwafina,  Tzi Ma,  Diana Lin,  Jim Liu,  Shuzhen Zhou,  Gil Perez-Abraham 

The push and pull between the bonds of blood and the ties of culture are explored with a light touch and a perceptive eye for detail in this delightful, semi-autobiographical family drama from writer and director Lulu Wang

The Farewell is a drama in which a young woman and her family return to China to spend time with her maternal grandmother, who has been diagnosed with a terminal cancer. A hastily convened wedding provides the cover story to bring the extended family back to China to bid farewell to their unwitting matriarch. Ultimately, it’s all about balance, a yin and yang of roots and identities, humour and pathos that comes together into a satisfying, bittersweet wedding banquet of a movie. 

Introduced by Dr Min Ge, a specialist in contemporary Chinese culture and politics. He is also head of the China Centre at the University of Chester.  

Awards: Awkwafina: Winner of Best Actress in a Drama at 2020 Golden Globes. 






Approx 98 mins

Content Guidance:

Mild language, Sexual references

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