Our Expat Cinema is back! On Sunday August 13 we'll screen 'Riceboy Sleeps' with English subtitles.
So-young is a Korean single mother raising her adolescent son Dong-hyun in the suburbs of Canada during the 90s. Determined to provide a better life for him than the one she left behind in her native country, she does her best to overcome the constant racial and cultural challenges that confront them. As Dong-hyun gets older, he becomes increasingly curious about his Korean heritage and in particular, about his deceased father – a topic that So-young refuses to address. Then, sudden devastating news prompts the mother and son to return to South Korea for the first time since their initial departure with hopes of reconnecting to their roots and reconciling their tragic past.
'A Graceful, Moving Immigrant Drama Lit by a Mother’s Love' - Variety
'Most of all, the film is elevated by Choi, who naturally communicates the strength, tenderness and pain of So-young’s life.' - The New York Times