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Riceboy Sleeps

Director Anthony Shim
Year 2022
Run Time 118min
Genre Drama

This stunning second feature from Anthony Shim follows a Korean single mother who moves to Canada with her young son in the early 1990s, following the death of her husband. As she struggles to make ends meet and provide the best life possible for her son, she has to contend with his changing attitudes towards her, and towards their Korean culture. 

A profoundly affecting drama about the immigrant experience, Riceboy Sleeps premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where it won the Platform Prize and was named to their 2022 Canada’s Top Ten list. 


Anthony Shim


Anthony Shim


Choi Seung Yoon, Ethan Hwang, Hunter Dillon


Bryan Demore, Anthony Shim, Rebecca Steele




BIPOC Stories, Bullying, Discrimination, Family Relationships, Newcomer Stories, Strong Female Leads

Original Languages

English, Other Language

Canadian Distributor

Game Theory Films