In this uplifting comedy-drama, the headstrong Chinese-born, US-raised Billi reluctantly returns to her hometown in China to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved grandmother, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of a wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad.
As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.
- Words by
- Joe Harris