‘Go Back to China’ Review: Emily Ting’s Character-Driven Indie is Another Big Win For Asian-American Filmmakers
Posted on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 by Joi Childs
At her sixth interview, the interviewer asks Sasha in a slightly snarky way “How do you expect to get experience?” Sasha’s responds in a pleading and confused manner: “…By getting a job?”
This interaction is a perfect snapshot of Sasha Li’s issues in writer/director Emily Ting’s film Go Back To China. While many other millennials can relate to that chicken-or-the-egg scenario of employment, Sasha is in a position of privilege by having her dad’s money to fall back on. Once that security blanket is taken away, we begin a story that’s endearing, personal, and dramatic.