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RICEBOY SLEEPS

RICEBOY SLEEPS

After losing her husband, So-young relocates to Canada in the 1990s with her young son, Dong-hyun, in tow. Determined to provide a better life for him than the one she left behind, So-young does her best to overcome the constant racial and cultural challenges that confront them. The mother is set on building her new life, which now includes a relationship with a Korean Canadian man who is eager to take on the role of Dong-hyun’s father.
Dong-hyun is brutally bullied by his classmates, and he isn’t helped by the timid, distinctly Canadian racism of his teacher and principal, who consider the family “troublesome.” At work, So-young battles loneliness and racist and sexist comments. As they negotiate their separate circumstances, the rift between mother and son grows. Unwelcome news sparks an unplanned return to South Korea — and the in-laws So-young hasn’t spoken to in many years — might open up the possibility of mutual understanding. Director Anthony Shim’s deep engagement with his subjects sparks profound, affecting revelations.

Director

Anthony Shim

Genre

Drama

Rating

STC

Year

2022

Country

CANADA

Runtime

117m

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3:00 pm

Fri Oct 28

Capitol Kelly Theatre

7:15 pm

Sat Oct 29

Chrysler St. Clair Centre

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