Film

Director Lulu Wang Reveals the Photograph That Informed the Achingly Nostalgic Visual Language of ‘Expats’

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Portrait of Lulu Wang by Matt Morris. Image courtesy of Wang.

Five years ago, Lulu Wang’s sophomore feature, The Farewell, made waves at Sundance. The autobiographical film follows a family that is both falling apart and holding it together following the announcement of its matriarch’s terminal cancer. Last Friday, the director released the first two episodes of Expats, a limited series that unspools the lives and losses of a group of affluent foreigners living in Hong Kong.

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