Reviews of four not-so-well-known films that were released in the past few months: Absurd Accident, Bored in the USA, Hurry Slowly, and Low Flyers.
Category: Reviews – New Releases/Festivals
** ½ (out of 4)
Lulu Wang’s The Farewell tells the story of what its opening title card calls an “actual lie.” The protagonist, a Chinese-American woman named Billi (Awkwafina), learns at the film’s start that “Nai Nai” (Zhao Shuzhen), her paternal grandmother, has terminal cancer. In a decision that leaves Billi shocked and angry, however, Billi’s relatives decide that it’d be better to conceal this diagnosis from Nai Nai – and to create an excuse for everyone to see Nai Nai one last time, they hastily arrange a wedding in Nai Nai’s hometown between one of Billi’s cousins (Chen Han) and his Japanese girlfriend (Aoi Mizuhara).
Reviews of four not-so-well-known films that were released in the past two months: Cancer Rebellion, Chance Has No Empathy, Pause, and Southern Pride.