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SUBSCRIBE: ON AN ACTUAL LIE. From writer/director Lulu Wang and starring Awkwafina. THE FAREWELL — Now playing.RELEASE DATE.

  • If you still haven't watched The Farewell, Lulu Wang 's bittersweet film about a woman who returns to China after her grandmother has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, now is the perfect time to.
  • Directed by Lulu Wang. With Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo, Hong Lu. A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

Many things clash in this beautifully layered, semi-autobiographical film of American director Lulu Wang: cultures, morals, and emotions. The result is a type of comedy that is complex and bittersweet⁠—and based on a true lie: this is the story of a Chinese grandma whose family won’t tell her that she is fatally ill. Instead, they organize a fake wedding in China, where everyone gets together to bid a farewell to the unwitting matriarch (played by Zhao Shuzhen). The fake wedding is, in fact, a premature funeral for a person unaware that she is going to die. Played by rapper and comedian Awkwafina, Billi, a New-York-based Chinese-American with a complicated relationship to China, embodies the cultural and moral question at the heart of this story: is it right or wrong not tell grandma? It is thanks to Wang’s deft writing and Awkwafina’s outstanding performance that The Farewell homes in on answers without ever being melodramatic. Warm, honest, and beautiful.

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Available Feb. 21

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Here are the TV shows and movies streaming on Amazon Prime in February 2020

Available Feb. 1

Beat the Devil

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Buffalo ’66

Captain Kronos — Vampire Hunter

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Crashing Through Danger

Dick Tracy

Earth Girls Are Easy

Emergency Landing

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Judgment Day

Little Tough Guy

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North of the Border

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Precious

Southie

Taken Heart

The Big Lift

The Fabulous Dorseys

The Last Stand

The Little Princess

The Man Who Could Cheat Death

The Spy Next Door

Touched With Fire

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Escape at Dannemora: Season 1

Available Feb. 2

Tyler Perry’s a Madea Family Funeral

Available Feb. 3

The Cabin in The Woods

Available Feb. 4

Jallikattu

Available Feb. 5

Warrior

Available Feb. 6

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Available Feb. 9

Alive

Available Feb. 12

The Farewell

Available Feb. 15

American Ultra

Danger Close

Available Feb. 16

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Available Feb. 18

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Available Feb. 21

Ice Princess Lily

Available Feb. 25

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