On the 80th episode of Piecing It Together, film-critic Liz Shannon Miller joins me to discuss Lulu Wang’s The Farewell. This A24 film invites you into a beautiful Chinese family’s lives when the grandmother is diagnosed with cancer, but Chinese culture dictates that no one should tell her. It’s a film that reminds you just how important family is. Puzzle pieces include The Joy Luck Club, Little Miss Sunshine, Crazy Rich Asians and Catch Me If You Can.
As always, SPOILER ALERT for The Farewell and the movies we discuss!
Writer / Director – Lulu Wang
Starring Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Shuzhen Zhao
Liz Shannon Miller is a film critic whose work can be seen at IndieWire, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and The AV Club.
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