REVIEW ROUNDUP: THE FAREWELL

We have one new release at the Irish Film Institute on Friday September 20th 2019, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell.

Read on for a selection of reviews or pop in to make up your own mind!

THE FAREWELL
“Lulu Wang’s semi-autobiographical story… is a lovely, warm family picture featuring a star-making turn from Awkwafina, who is as nuanced here as she was flamboyant in Crazy Rich Asians.”
4/5 – Irish Times

“The Farewell is an appealing and accessible family drama, and definitely well worth seeing.”
4/5 – RTÉ

“Armed with a tender, naturalistic screenplay and a charming, committed ensemble, The Farewell is a wonderfully acted family drama, and a note-perfect one, at that. Lovely stuff, altogether.”
4/5 – Irish Independent

“Goes softly-softly on the Big Themes, but packs an emotional wallop.”
4/5 – Little White Lies

“This smart film deftly mixes comedy and tragedy, and manages to be heartfelt without being cloying or sentimental.”
Detroit News

“Building to the potential of a confrontation with the wedding climax, The Farewell threatens to melt into sentimentalism, but Wang dodges the obvious pathways to a tidy resolution.”
IndieWire

“In The Farewell, Wang builds a funny, touching and vital film about what makes a family in any culture. It’s simply stunning.”
Rolling Stone


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