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Updated: 2020-01-10 09:47:40

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Poster for the film The Farewell [Photo/Official Sina Weibo account of The Farewell]

Films

Golden Globe winnerThe Farewell hits Chinese silver screen today

The Farewell, a bittersweet Chinese-American family comedy-drama that recently scooped the Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for its leading actress Awkwafina at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, is set for theatrical release across the Chinese mainland today.

Partly based on Chinese-American director Lulu Wang's life experiences, the film follows a Chinese family who, upon learning that their grandmother has only a short while left to live after being diagnosed with lung cancer, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding for a family reunion before she passes away.

The online ranking site Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a rare 98 percent rating, saying that it "deftly captured complicated family dynamics with a poignant, well-acted drama that marries cultural specificity with universally relatable themes."

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