The Farewell Party
High drama and lowbrow, morbid humor get stitched together in this successful tragicomedy about terminal patients and assisted suicide. Works better than expected.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky is a critic for the digital film magazine Notebook, published by Mubi.com. With Christy Lemire, he co-hosted the television program "Ebert Presents: At the Movies."
A native of Moscow, Russia, Vishnevetsky lives and works in Chicago. His writing has appeared in a variety of print and online publications. He is a founding contributor of the website Cine-File.