Riceboy Sleeps

Riceboy Sleeps

by Anthony Shim

Canada, 2022, 117 min.

Print Source: Game Theory Films. 



“With sensitivity and tenderness, our winning film employs a story of mother and child to depict how immigrants find their way in a new country. It displays grace and assurance in the balance it strikes between the bright and the dark, showing us the small victories, as well as the humiliations that the struggle for acceptance and respect can entail. And, in the process, it remains personal, and true, and impressive in the way it avoids manipulation and sentimentality, while subtly expressing the emotions its characters hold in check. The FIPRESCI prize for 2024 goes to Anthony Shim’s Riceboy Sleeps.”