Cinema of the world

Riceboy Sleeps

Director : Anthony Shim
Country : Canada
Language : English, Korean
Duration : 117 minutes
Year : 2022
Cinema of the world


Set in the 90s, a Korean single mother raises her young son in the suburbs of Canada determined to provide a better life for him than the one she left behind.

Anthony Shim


Anthony Shim (Korean: 심명보) is a Canadian actor and filmmaker based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved with his family to the Vancouver suburb of Coquitlam in childhood. He has had acting roles in both film and television, including in the 2013 film Evangeline and recurring supporting roles in the television series The Guard and 21 Thunder.


– Choi Seung-yoon
– Ethan Hwang
– Dohyun Noel Hwang


– Director: Anthony Shim
– Producer: Bryan Demore, Anthony Shim, Rebecca Steele
– Editor: Anthony Shim
– Writer: Anthony Shim
– Dop: Christopher Lew
– Sound: Matt Drake
– Music: Andrew Yong Hoon, Lee

Awards and Nominations

Busan International Film Festival 2022
Winner- Flash Forward (Audience Award)

Winner- Toronto Reel Asian
International Film Festival 2022 (Best Actor,Reel Asian Best Canadian
Feature Film Award)

Winner- Vancouver Film Critics Circle
2023 (Best Female Actor in a Canadian Film,One to Watch,Best British Columbia Film,Best Director of a British
Columbia Film)