In 'The Farewell', Awkwafina Grapples With A Family Secret In The Farewell, Akwafina plays Billi, a young woman whose beloved grandmother back in China is diagnosed with lung cancer. The family decides not to tell the grandmother that she's got only months to live — a decision that Billi strongly disagrees with. The Farewell was written and directed by Lulu Wang based on a piece she did on This American Life.
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In 'The Farewell', Awkwafina Grapples With A Family Secret

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In 'The Farewell', Awkwafina Grapples With A Family Secret

In 'The Farewell', Awkwafina Grapples With A Family Secret

In 'The Farewell', Awkwafina Grapples With A Family Secret

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In The Farewell, Billi (Awkwafina) and her father Haiyan (Tzi Ma) return to China to visit Billi's sick grandmother. A24 hide caption

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In The Farewell, Billi (Awkwafina) and her father Haiyan (Tzi Ma) return to China to visit Billi's sick grandmother.

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In The Farewell, Akwafina plays Billi, a young woman whose beloved grandmother back in China is diagnosed with lung cancer. The family decides not to tell the grandmother that she's got only months to live — a decision that Billi strongly disagrees with. The Farewell was written and directed by Lulu Wang based on a piece she did on This American Life.

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The audio was produced and edited by Jessica Reedy.