The Farewell

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The omission of Lulu Wang’s Chinese-American comedy drama The Farewell is perhaps the most baffling thing to come out of this week’s Oscar nominations. I felt sure Awkwafina would earn a leading actress nomination for her role as aspiring writer Billi.

She returns to China along with the rest of her family, under the guise of attending her cousin’s wedding, when in actual fact they are all saying goodbye to her Grandma, the only person who doesn’t know she’s dying of fatal lung cancer.

I absolutely adored this film, full of big laughs and some truly touching moments.

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