Awkwafina Confronts Family, Death, & Culture in Trailer for A24's 'The Farewell'

The film has already been universally applauded by critics.

By
Entertainment
5,152 Hypes 2 Comments

A24 has released the official trailer for its upcoming film, The Farewell. The new film, which incorporates a star-studded cast from rapper-meets-actress Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, and Jiang Yongbo, tells the story of Billi’s (Awkwafina) encounter with death and family, diving deep into the narratives surrounding her Chinese-American heritage and her interaction with her extended family. When Billi, a budding and struggling artist, finds out that her grandmother Nai Nai (Shuzhen) has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, her life is thrown into further instability.

As her family discovers that their grandmother has only a short time to live, they throw together an impromptu wedding rather than directly telling her, as a way to have everyone see and reconnect with her before her imminent passing. Billi inevitably finds it troubling to live such a lie with her entire family finding it increasingly difficult to hold back their emotions and feelings for their beloved family member. Directed by Lulu Wang, the film ultimately delves deeply into a range of issues from identity, family, and more, specifically weighing in on the narrative of Billi’s conflicting identity as a Chinese-American and her cultural alienation within China.

The Farewell, which has already received an array of universal applause, will release on July 12.

In case you missed it, Disney recently announced three new Star Wars movie release dates.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Call your grandma. The official trailer for @thumbelulu ‘s @thefarewell is here. @a24

A post shared by AWKWAFINA (@awkwafina) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Finally an A24 film about family that you can comfortably watch with your whole family. @TheFarewell trailer tomorrow! #PG

A post shared by A24 (@a24) on

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Off-White™ Adds the Carpenter Splatter Jeans to SS19 Lineup
Fashion

Off-White™ Adds the Carpenter Splatter Jeans to SS19 Lineup

A bold take on a classic style.

UPDATE: Here's How to Catch Detective Pikachu on 'Pokémon Go'
Entertainment

UPDATE: Here's How to Catch Detective Pikachu on 'Pokémon Go'

It will take a bit of fiddling around.

Mac DeMarco Becomes a Pig in New Video for "On the Square"
Music

Mac DeMarco Becomes a Pig in New Video for "On the Square"

He also performed on ‘The Tonight Show’ last night.


Kenny Scharf's "Blue Blood" Exhibit Features a Trippy Black Light Installation
Arts

Kenny Scharf's "Blue Blood" Exhibit Features a Trippy Black Light Installation

All works were made using only red, blue, and gray paint.

Awake NY to Bring SS19 Collection and Special-Edition Collaborations to Procell
Fashion

Awake NY to Bring SS19 Collection and Special-Edition Collaborations to Procell

Including capsules with DSM London and denim customizer Carlton Yaito.

PUMA Revives the Inhale Sneaker in OG "High Risk Red" Colorway
Footwear

PUMA Revives the Inhale Sneaker in OG "High Risk Red" Colorway

The style first released in 2000.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.