Riceboy Sleeps

In the 1990s, a single Korean mother raises her young son in suburban Canada, determined to provide him with a better life than the one she left behind. Winner of the Audience Award at festivals around the world, the second film from actor, writer and director Anthony Shim is a delicate and warm piece about the search for identity and the importance of cultural roots in people migrants One of the hidden gems of this edition.


Title: Riceboy Sleeps
Year: 2022
Runtime: 117′
Country: Canada
Direction: Anthony Shim
Screenplay: Anthony Shim
Cast: Choi Seung-yoon, Ethan Hwang, Dohyun Noel Hwang
Cinematography: Christopher Lew
Genre: Drama
Subtitles: Adán Cassan
Contact: Yoda Films

Wins and nominations

2022: Toronto Film Festival – Platform Award
2022: Busan Film Festival – Audience Award
2022: Vancouver International Film Festival – Audience Award and Best Canadian Film