Sunday, April 19, 2020
East Building, SECU Auditorium
(2019) Written and directed by Lulu Wang. (100 min.) Unrated
English, Japanese, Italian, and Mandarin with English subtitles
A Chinese expatriate returns home for a family wedding—or so she believes. The wedding is actually the cover for a farewell to the family matriarch, who does not know she has received a terminal health diagnosis. Writer-director Lulu Wang deftly balances drama and comedy in this gentle ode to family.
“A funny, emotionally intricate, and deeply moving tale of severed connections and renewed family ties” (Wall Street Journal).