The Farewell - Matinee
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The Farewell - Matinee

China - Drama
Sat Aug 8 3:00 PM

Maleny Community Centre
Assisted Listening
General Admission

Doors Open 2:30 pm tea/coffee, slices. 

Movie Starts at 3 pm

The Farewell tells the story of a loving Chinese family living far apart on different continents.  They arrange a contrived wedding in order to spend time with, and say goodbye to, their beloved matriarch. The tiny twist is that said matriarch is the only person not aware of the fact that she does not have very long to live.  Simply funny and dramatic, this beautifully shot movie serves as a paradigm for comparing Western/Eastern philosophies as well as perspectives across the generational divide.  It presents the Western and the Chinese point of view but it doesn’t ask or suggest which one is right.  The story is both heart-warming and tragic, revealing each character’s joys, grief and sacrifices in upholding their proud heritage.

DUE to COVID 19 Restrictions, we are only allowed a limited number of attendees. 

Maleny Community Centre

23 Maple Street Maleny, Queensland, 4552