the farewell was so beautiful. i'm pleasantly surprised and i feel oddly content. it was almost therapeutic and lulu wang's voice is full of so much heart. the tone was melancholic but simultaneously hopeful, it's kind of hard to put into words.
i felt truly immersed in the culture, but it was done so naturally and effortlessly that i forgot i was watching a movie at certain points.
awkwafina did such a good job portraying billi; her presence was full of pain and guilt, but like billi, i felt so uplifted by the end of the movie. nai nai, zhao shuzhen, was the heart of the film, no doubt. watching the relationship between the two unfold felt really special.