After learning that their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, a family opts not to tell her about the diagnoisis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding-reunion back in China.
Headstrong Billi rebels against her parent's 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.
"The Farewell is one of those rare and precious comedies that is as hilarious as it is tragic. It's humanity, encompassed. ★★★★★ 5 stars" -The Independent