In 'The Farewell,' keeping grandma in the dark about her cancer

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A scene from The Farewell. Courtesy of A24.

"The Farewell" stars Awkwafina as a New Yorker who returns to China when her grandma gets diagnosed with cancer and has a short time to live. But her family chooses not to tell grandma about her health. They reunite to see her one last time, but lie and say it’s for a wedding.