The Farewell

The Farewell ★★★★½

A poor timed joke. An overly expressed emotion. A morbid aside. The Farewell handles the awkwardness of grief and pre-mourning in a very real, human, and funny way without sacrificing the central question of whether optimism, prudence, or honesty is the most important trait to have in dire scenarios like this. It is shot particularly well too and the film takes advantage of the medium by having some really peculiar non-diegetic imagery.

Akwafina has a monologue in this that absolutely destroyed me and will definitely be the clip when she gets her Oscar nomination.

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