One of the reasons why I find The Farewell fascinating is because of how it uses lying: we have a situation in which information is kept from the person who is affected the most by it (the grandmother). But I also think we’d be wrong to say that this movie demonstrates simply that “lying is bad.” I think it’s way more complex than that!
So, what do you think of how this movie represents lying? Does it show that lying is a form of caring for another person, or does it have a more negative representation?
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Below is a video about “The side effects of lying.” Watch it and answer the question How does this video encourage you to revisit “The Farewell”? What are the side effects of lying, in this movie?
What did you take away from my video on “The Farwell”?
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What else did you notice about “The Farewell” that I didn’t ask about on this quiz?