The Farewell (PG)
2019, USA, Dir. Lulu Wang, 100 minutes
The Farewell was the Audience Award winner at this year’s Sundance London Film Festival – and it’s easy to see why. Bill – a Chinese-American writer – learns that his grandmother has just months to live. She is thousands of miles away in China and Bill wants to see her once before she dies. Director Lulu Wang draws on personal experiences to tell this poignant story which also examines some of the cultural tensions between East and West.
Film notes (paper copies available at the screening)
Tickets (£5 adults, £3 children) available on the door, but it may be busy so you are advised to book in advance with the Buxton Opera House box office