Clips in “Jackie”
Short Film. Drama. 2019.
Directed by Josh Leung.
An Asian-American college student who refuses to speak Chinese struggles to stay in touch with his mother, who doesn’t speak good English.
Mei Li, played by Fanny Lawren (English and Mandarin voiceover), feels immense guilt for not being able to speak English well. She feels like she is not doing enough as a mother, always looking to overcompensate. She yearns to see her son happy. Her happiness is attached to his.