A Chinese family say farewell

Galway Film Society to screen The Farewell

THE CURRENT Galway Film Society season of screenings concludes with a showing of the Chinese family drama The Farewell in the Pálás.

Billi is an unemployed Chinese-American writer, who moved to New York as a child with her parents. She keeps in touch with family back home, especially her beloved grandmother Nai Nai. When Nai Nai becomes seriously ill, the family decide not to tell her she has terminal cancer. Instead they plot to 'stage' a wedding for Billi’s cousin in China, so everyone can pay their last respects to the oblivious matriarch. Will Billi play along?

Winner of the Audience Favourite award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival London, the film will be screened this Sunday (8.30pm ) and Monday (6.30pm ). Tickets are available from the Pálás box office and palas.ie

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