A still from The Farewell, the new film from director Lulu Wang. Photo: TNS
Jingan Young
Opinion

Opinion

Jingan Young

How The Farewell’s theme of ‘a good lie’ is a metaphor for living in China

  • Lulu Wang’s film depicts differences between Western and Chinese family values and by extension the ideological battle between China and the US
  • It is also surprisingly political, with the theme of a ‘good lie’ a metaphor for the collective delusion of living under the Chinese Communist Party

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A still from The Farewell, the new film from director Lulu Wang. Photo: TNS
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