Stafford Film Theatre: THE FAREWELL
Lulu Wang / China, USA 2019 / 98 min /Cert PG / some subtitles
Based on a true story from Director Lulu Wang's own life, The Farewell is a funny, uplifting tale announcing that it is based on an actual lie. Chinese-American writer Billi is close to her grandmother Nai Nai in China. She discovers Nai Nai has terminal lung cancer and resolves to visit her before it is too late. To disguise the true reason for the visit the family arrange an impromptu marriage for her visiting cousin who lives in Japan. It deftly captures complicated family dynamics with a poignangt, well-acted drama that marries Chinese culture with universally relatable themes, Critics Summary, Rotten Tomatoes, It won de audience award at the 2019 Sundance London Film Festival.
Tuesday 3rd March at The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford. Programme starts at 7.30pm and main feature at 7.45pm.
Tickets can be bought in advance or on the night from The Gatehouse box office, tel. 01785 619080, or www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk
£ 7.00* full price
£ 6.00* concessions
* includes The Gatehouse booking fee.
The Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 2LT
Tue 3 Mar 2020