The Farewell

SEMINCI | Año: 2019 | País: United States / China

The Farewell Trailer


Billi, born in China and raised in the United States, reluctantly returns to Changchun to discover that the whole family knows that her beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has only a few weeks to live and everyone has decided not to tell her. To make sure that she stays happy, they meet under the pretext of a surprise wedding, a joyful even that will reunite the whole family now separated and living in foreign countries. As Billi navigates through a minefield of family expectations and good manners, she finds out that there is much to celebrate: an opportunity to rediscover the country she left behind, her grandmother’s wonderful spirit and the ties that bind people, which sometimes make words unnecessary.

El/la director/a

Born in Beijing, raised in Miami, and educated in Boston, Wang is a recipient of the 2014 Chaz and Roger Ebert Directing Fellowship, awarded at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. She is also a 2014 Film Independent Project Involve Directing fellow, which enabled her to to film Posthumous, her feature film debut, and a 2017 fellow with the Sundance Institute’s FilmTwo Initiative, a program supporting second-time feature filmmakers. The latter fellowship made it possible for her to shoot The Farewell.


Tuesday 22: Calderón Theater, 9.00 (Press Preference Pass) / Calderón Theater, 22.00 
Wednesday 23: Carrión Theater, 7.30 pm