The Farewell Director Lulu Wang On Making a Movie That's Based on a Lie and Exploring Life's Gray Zones

Director Lulu Wang’s new film The Farewell is based, transparently so, on an “actual lie.” Several years ago, Wang’s parents told her that her grandmother, who she calls Nai Nai, was unknowingly dying of cancer. But rather than tell Nai Nai about her diagnosis, Wang’s parents and extended family decided not to.…

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