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The Farewell

Fri 04 Oct—Thu 10 Oct
Times: Various at Copper & Red Brick Auditorium

Tickets: £7-£5 , approx running time: 100mins

Age: PG

Director: Lulu Wang

Country: USA

Year: 2019

Cast: Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad.

As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

Friday Arts & Biscuits: Enjoy a film, a cuppa and a homemade biscuit for £5 on Fridays mornings.

Tuesday Pics & Pizza: Enjoy a film, big slice of Pizza and soft drink for just £10 on Tuesday evenings

Subtitled Screenings: Wednesday 9 October, 8pm

The main feature will commence 15 minutes after the advertised screening time.