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The Farewell Party: EW review

The Farewell PartyWhereas a typical film reserves death for its darkest scenes, the end of life looms over every minute of The Farewell Party. And yet...The Farewell PartyComedy, DramaPT90MUnratedWhereas a typical film reserves death for its darkest scenes, the end of life looms over every minute of The Farewell Party. And yet...2015-05-21

The Farewell Party

B

The Farewell Party

Genre: Comedy, Drama; Starring: Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein; Release Date Limited: 05/22/2015; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: Unrated

Whereas a typical film reserves death for its darkest scenes, the end of life looms over every minute of The Farewell Party. And yet somehow this tale of retirees in Jerusalem assisting terminal patients with suicide comes off as warm and compassionate. The drama falls somewhere on the spectrum between Michael Haneke’s devastating Amour and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movies, but the result is a film that’s frank about death without leaving you cold. B