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  • Director

    Emily Ting

  • Starring

    Anna Akana, Richard Ng, Lynn Chen, Kelly Hu

  • Run Time

    97 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    USA, China, Hong Kong

  • Language

    English, Cantonese, Mandarin

  • Director of Photography: Josh Silfen

  • Editor: Anthony Rosc

  • Produced by: Emily Ting, Sophia Shek, Frederick Thornton

  • Music: Timo Chen

  • Screenplay by: Emily Ting

  • Production Designer: Adri Siriwatt

International PREMIERE

Go Back to China

Part of the American Dreams Strand


In this charming, funny and engaging comedy drama, Sasha Li (Anna Akana) is a spoiled Chinese-American fashion-school graduate whose privileged life is bankrolled by her rich father, Teddy (Richard Ng). Exasperated, Teddy withdraws his daughter’s trust fund and forces her to return to China to work in his toy factory. Director Emily Ting (Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, EIFF 2015) draws on her background for this amusing story. Sasha must adapt to a family she barely knows, and she does her naïve best at the factory. [12A]

Go Back to China is nominated for the 2019 EIFF Audience Award. 

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