Riceboy Sleeps

Sunday, November 19th at 8:00pm

117 mins | 2022 | Canada
Dir: Anthony Shim
Language: English, Korean

Riceboy Sleeps

Raising her young son Dong-Hyun in Vancouver’s suburbs in the 90s, So-young, a South Korean immigrant and single mom, desperately wants to instill a sense of pride in the boy. In turn, he only wants to be considered “Canadian” in hopes of avoiding bullying at school. As Dong-Hyun grows older, his frustrations over knowing nothing about his father are only exasperated when So-young introduces a surrogate patriarch into his life. A cruel twist of fate sends the pair back to South Korea, where all will be revealed about the family’s history.

Screening With:

For Roy

Canadian Short Showcase

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10 mins
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Dir. Vivian Cheung
Language: English

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