Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” was one of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance 2019, and it’s no surprise its already breaking box office records in its limited release.

The film’s ingenious tagline, “Based on an actual lie” originated from a story aired on Guy Raz’s NPR show “This American Life.” Wang’s original screenplay, a likely Oscar contender, is a charming blend of light comedy and cultural enlightenment.

Dustin Chase is a film critic and associate editor with Texas Art & Film, which is based in Galveston. Visit

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