The Farewell

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There’s a large painting of a pond squarely framed at the beginning of the film, and a couple more times in its runtime. I wondered what this pond meant as the film was starting. By the end of it, I was convinced that it represented the depth of feeling and love that exists in this family. And the depth of emotion that Lulu Wang drew upon in making this film.

The Farewell was one of, if not my favorite, movie going experience in 2019 so far.