ASIA MEDIA WRITES – The Farewell, a knockout of controlled emotion, is in effect a cinema Chekhov with Chinese characteristics.
From young to old, the superb ensemble cast of the powerful Lulu Wang directed movie absolutely nails so many deep states of human emotion. With awe and modesty,Asia Media’s International offers a standing ovation to all, from the terribly young and gifted Awkwafina to the allegedly elder and gifted Zhao Shuzhen.
From a university perspective, this skilled work of art offers something close to an undergraduate course is the deep divide between American and Chinese cultures, without any lecturing or professorial posturing or phony footnoting. Which culture is the better one? Or are the two cultures simply different and incomparable? You decide after screening this amazing entertainment.
Bravo to all!