Analyzing “The Farewell” Film Directed by Lulu Wang

Why do they say that “The Farewell” is based on “a real lie?”

“The Farewell” was written and directed by Lulu Wang and is said to be based on “a real lie.” What does that mean? How does Lulu Wang inject her real-life experiences into the film? Is it exciting and thought-provoking for spectators who represent Western culture? Use examples from the film to support your claims.