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I finally got around to seeing The Farewell the other week. It’s a wonderful, funny, quiet movie that manages to do so much inside such a seemingly tiny story about a family trying to keep a secret from a grandmother.
One of the things that makes The Farewell so wonderful is how it flips lost in translation stories on their heads. Its main character, Billi, is dropped inside a culture she doesn’t entirely understand. But the film simultaneously offers both perspectives: her family may be strange for carrying out this elaborate lie, but it’s Billi who’s truly strange for not understanding why they all would want to.
That makes for some delightful comedy and heartfelt moments. It’s also very much something that American cinema largely…