• Dutch
  • English
Willem II straat 29, 5038 BA Tilburg
 
 

About this movie

Fresh from her breakthrough in Crazy Rich Asians, hot new star Awkwafina proves she’s the real thing in writer-director Lulu Wang’s alternately moving and funny autobiographical tale. Thoroughly Americanised young Billi (Awkwafina) is called back home to China for a final visit with her dying grandmother, Nai Nai (the delightful and formidable Zhao Shuzhen). The catch? Billi’s parents and extended family have kept Nai Nai in the dark as to her diagnosis of terminal cancer, believing that it’s the fear engendered by the knowledge of a terminal diagnosis that kills one, not the cancer itself. Needless to say, Billi is caught between a rock and a hard place—should she go along with the ruse or grant her grandmother the respect she deserves by revealing the truth?

‘The push and pull between the bonds of blood and the ties of culture are explored with a light touch and a perceptive eye for detail in this delightful, semi-autobiographical family drama from writer and director Lulu Wang… As gifted a writer as she is at creating playful, visually layered frames, Wang is constantly juggling clashes—of cultures, of tragedy and joy… Ultimately, it’s all about balance, a yin and yang of roots and identities, humour and pathos that comes together into a satisfying, bittersweet wedding banquet of a movie.’—Wendy Ide, The Guardian

Cinecitta uses cookies

Cookies are small files that are sent along with pages from this website, they are read by your browser and then saved on your hard disk on your computer. There are different kinds of cookies that can be used for different purposes. Some cookies may require consent.  If you consent with our cookie statement you agree with additional cookies being placed. what these cookies do can be read in our privacy statement. If you do not content these additonal cookies will not be placed. If you want to know more about the cookies we use, the data that is being collected with those cookies, and your rights about the information being gathered, you can read our privacy statement here.