MENTIONS/FEATURES

MVLive.com | Ann Arbor Festival to Showcase Women Filmmakers

Screen Anarchy | Seattle 2019 Preview: Our Final 5 Can’t Miss Picks for SIFF

The SunBreak | SIFF 2019: Picks for Week Three

Digital Fox Media | Interview with Emily Ting: Directing, Storytelling, and her Feature Film “Go Back to China”

BBC | Braveheart sequel tops Edinburgh Film Festival

U.S. Commerce News | Go Back to China 童話的延續

Northwest Asian Weekly | China, a complex nation, reflected in this year’s SIFF lineup

World Journal | 亞太電影節 2華人執導作品吸睛

LA Times | Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival spotlights female filmmakers, Margaret Cho and more

NBCNews | In “Go Back to China,” director Emily Ting drew inspiration from her family’s toy factory.

The Rafu Shimpo | L.A. Asian Pacific Film Fest Starts This Week

Radii China | There’s a Whole Bunch of China-Related Cinema Showing in the US this Week

Xinhua | Two Chinese-themed films to be screened at Newport Beach Film Festival

South China Morning Post | Go Back to China marks return of film director Emily Ting, inspired by her stint in the family business

Resonate | Lynn Chen says “Go Back to China” highlights rich Chinese families’ struggles

AsAmNews | Lynn Chen shines in Go Back to China

UInterview.com | Video Exclusive: Anna Akana & Lynn Chen on “Go Back to China,” Asian-American Movies

Chicago Reader | The Asian American Showcase explores what it means to be Asian American

Deadline | Geena Davis’ Inclusive Bentonville Festival Unveils Gala and Competition Slate

Women and Hollywood | Bentonville Film Fest’s 2019 Lineup Includes “Always in Season,” “Go Back to China,” & More

Broadway World | 2019 Bentonville Film Festival Announces Gala Selections, Competition Films

Variety | Asian Pacific Film Festival Spotlights Women Filmmakers

Hollywood Reporter | Justin Chon’s “Ms. Purple” Set as L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival Centerpiece Film; Emily Ting’s “Go Back to China” will also get a centerpiece presentation.

BitchMedia | BitchWatch: 13 Bitch-Approved SXSW Films Directed by Women

Solzy at the Movies | The Best of SXSW 2019: Solzy Awards Edition

Inkstone | When “Go Back to China” isn’t a slur - but a familial guilt trip

Cinapse | SXSW 2019: Lots of Winners in the Narrative Competition

Culturess | Anna Akana and Lynn Chen on Feminism and Go Back to China

Film Threat | Go Back to China: Acting Alongside a Super Star with Anna Akana

We Are Moving Stories | SXSW/Cinequest 2019 - Go Back to China

Indiewire | SXSW: Here Are the Cameras Used to Shoot the 2019 Scripted Narrative Features

Film School Rejects | SXSW 2019: The Creators of “Go Back to China” on How Representation Can Spread the Right Message

Moveablefest | SXSW ‘19 Interview: Emily Ting & Lynn Chen on Making a Welcome Return with “Go Back to China”

Indiewire | How Do Indie Filmmakers Make a Living

From the Intercom | How Emily Ting’s Sophomore Feature “Go Back to China” Explores What Familial Duty Means in an Asian Household

GetReelMovies | SXSW 2019 Interview - Go Back to China director Emily Ting

Film Threat | Podcast Interview with Emily Ting

MTV | 14 SXSW Films to Have On Your Radar

No Film School | How the “End of Her Life” Began Her Career: Emily Ting on “Go Back to China.”

The Daily Texan | We’ve rounded up 5 of the most anticipated SXSW films directed by women

LA Times | South by Southwest Film Festival, opening with Jordan Peele’s “Us,” will bring the unexpected

Screen Anarchy | SXSW 2019 Preview: Screen Anarchy Writers Raise the Curtain

Austin Monthly | SXSW 2019: 14 Films We Can’t Wait to See on the Silver Screen

Women and Hollywood | SXSW 2019 Women Directors: Meet Emily Ting - “Go Back to China”

Kore Asian Media | YouTube Star Anna Akana is Going Back to China in Her Latest Film

Deadline | SXSW Film Festival Preview

Solzy at the Movies | SXSW 2019: My Most-Anticipated Films

Deadline | “Go Back to China” Clip: Anna Akana is a Spoiled Rich Working Girl in SXSW Family Comedy

Austin 360 | 40 films we’ve gotta see at SXSW 2019

The Rice Thresher | South by Southwest 2019: Films to get excited for

Women and Hollywood | Women Directed 60 Percent of Films Screening in Competition at SXSW 2019

Indiewire | SXSW 2019 Film: 10 Promising Selections, From Robert Rodriguez to Beto O’Rourke

Entertainment Weekly |New movies from Matthew McConaughey, Seth Rogen, more join 2019 SXSW Film Festival lineup

The Wrap | Matthew McConaughey’s “Beach Bum,” Olivia Wilde’s Directorial Debut ti Premiere at 2019 SXSW Film Festival

Variety | SXSW to Premiere Harmony Korine’s “Beach Bum,” Seth Rogen Comedy, Kathy Griffin Concert Film

Hollywood Reporter |SXSW: Olivia Wilde, Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey to Premiere New Work

Tubefilter | Indie movie “Go Back to China” with YouTube Star Anna Akana in Lead Role, Begins Filming

The Indie Source | Youtube Star Anna Akana to Headline Indie Feature “Go Back to China” from “Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong” Director

Christian Post | “Go Back to China” Premiere Date: Anna Akana Joins Cast as Film’s Female Lead

MXDWN.COM | Youtuber Anna Akana joins cast of “Go Back to China”

YOMYOMF | Emily Ting’s second feature GO BACK TO CHINA set to go into production starring Anna Akana

Variety | Anna Akana to Headline “Go Back to China” Movie

 

REVIEWS

“A winning, fish-out-of-water coming-of-age comedy.”

-Kate Erbland, Indiewire

“Go Back to China is an important film when it comes to representation and inclusion within the Asian film community and the story covers a lot of important territory in a really fun way.”

-Marc Morin, TwoOhSix.com

“The jury would like to commend GO BACK TO CHINA for its multi-layered script, sterling performances, and overall visual charm. The film impressed with its unique emotional stakes and carefully crafted plot, which lent this winsome comedy a surprising and resonant poignancy.”

-Jury Statement, CAAM

“A fun and fascinating film that thoughtfully explores culture clash and the drama inherent in father daughter dynamics.”

-Kristy Puchko, Pajiba

“There were so many moments of laughter with the quirky humor but there was plenty of sniffles with the raw emotions. It was truly one of the most honest and entertaining films of family dynamics I have ever seen.”

-Toni Adams, Fangirlnation

“The characters are likable, flawed, and well meaning. The clean writing and direction by Emily Ting provide a delightful story.”

-Micheael Sun Lee, Starry Mag

“Smartly written, funny and wonderfully acted blend of comedy and drama. Its themes of family conflict, the clash of cultures and finding your true calling are framed within a likable, entertaining narrative which will surely find its audience.”

-Rouven Linnarz, Asian Movie Pulse

“Realistic, heartwarming, and true to life…Go Back to China is largely a wholesome envisioning of modern day parenting and a likable late coming-of-age story.”

-Li-Wei Chu, From The Intercom

“A funny, light, and heartfelt situation comedy…thanks in part to its likable lead whose adventures to find herself don’t involve meeting a man of her dreams but rather landing a dream job after learning the value of hard work.”

-John Fink, The Film Stage

“A surprisingly enjoyable dreamed film about cultural identity with a sweet and harmless story and solid performances.”

-Sean Boelman, Popaxiom

“Anna Akana and Lynn Chen manufacture joy in ‘Go Back to China.’ [It] is funny enough to draw in an audience and smart enough to teach them something while they’re there.”

-Brooke Sjoberg, The Daily Texan

“Emily Ting’s Go Back to China is a hilarious tale of generational resentment, feminine competition, and individuality you’ll love.”

-Kristen Lopez, Culturess

“Emily Ting’s character driven indie is another big win for Asian-American Filmmakers”

-Joi Childs, Slashfilm

“Emily Ting is a needed voice in cinema because she displays life in a way that you won’t see anywhere else. It’s real, raw, and relevant”

-Carla Renata, The Curvy Film Critic

“Writer-Director Emily Ting has a steady pace that focuses on character development and an emotional family story, resulting in a fresh take on this familiar genre.”

-Amanda Gilmore, Mr. Will Wong

“Part teen movie, semi-autobiographical, it toed the line between demonstrating really quite poignant social commentary with devilish humor”

-Sian Francis Cox, Flixist

“Good performances and a simple story about an overly complicated family dynamic all comes together making a wonderful story of family.”

-Alan Ng, Film Threat

Go Back to China is a delightful coming-of-age dreamed from writer-director Emily Ting that puts a spotlight on diversity.”

-Danielle Solzman, Solzyatthemovies.com