Why Lulu Wang keeps her film a secret

LOS ANGELES---Writer-director Lulu Wang has quite a dilemma. She made a film, "The Farewell," based on the story of her real-life grandmother. When Lulu's Chinese family learns that their grandmother has only a short while to live, they decided to keep her in the dark. Now, "The Farewell," starring Awkwafina, is critically acclaimed and will be shown in China. It will be harder for Lulu and her family to keep the secret from their matriarch. Lulu, 36, originally wrote the story for an American radio program, "This American Life." Born in Beijing, Lulu and her family immigrated to Miami, Florida, when she was 6 years old. After college, the writer-director moved to Los Angel...

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