Full and Associate members of Directors UK are invited to a special screening of The Farewell on Monday 16 September at the Charlotte Street Hotel in London.
In this uplifting tale based on a true story, Chinese-born, US-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that although the whole family knows their beloved grandmother, Nai-Nai, has been diagnosed with cancer and given a few weeks to live, they’ve decided not to tell Nai-Nai herself.
Gathering from around the world under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, Billi has to navigate a minefield of family expectations and proprieties.
Director Lulu Wang will be joining us afterwards to discuss how she created this humorous depiction of a good lie in action.
Directors UK members can book their place using the link below. If you’re interested in joining the professional association for screen directors working in the UK, then please apply online at the Join Us page.