Go Back to China

Go Back to China

The semi-autobiographical film follows spoiled rich girl Sasha Li (Anna Akana), who after blowing through most of her trust fund, is forced by her father (Richard Ng) to go back to China and work for the family toy business. What begins simply as a way to regain financial support soon develops into a life altering journey of self discovery, as Sasha discovers her passion for toy designing and learns to reconnect with her estranged family. A bittersweet portrait of a fractured family, the film also offers an honest look at the human cost of things that are made in China.

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Emily Ting




Director: Emily Ting
Executive Producer: Lowell Shapiro
Producer: Emily Ting, Sophia Shek, Frederick Thornton
Screenwriter: Emily Ting
Cinematographer: Josh Silfen
Editor: Anthony Rosc
Production Designer: Adri Siriwatt
Sound Designer: Anne Tolkkinen
Music: Timo Chen
Principal Cast: Anna Akana, Richard Ng, Lynn Chen, Kelly Hu, Kendy Cheung, Aviva Wang
Additional Credits: Music Supervisor: Liz Lawson, Casting Director: Amy Lippens, Mike Leeder


Eric Sloss
Public Film Contact
Emily Ting
Unbound Feet Productions
Publicity Contact
Emily Lu
Sales Agent
Cinetic Media
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: China, Hong Kong, United States
Language: English, Chinese
Runtime: 95:36 mins