26th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival Opening Night Gala

Third Party Event


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Nov 9, 2022 7:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Anthony Shim


Tickets: $25 *Opening Night Gala tickets can be purchased through the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival here.

Reel Asian opens its 26th edition as a hybrid festival with an in-theatre gala presentation of Anthony Shim's deeply personal second feature, Riceboy Sleeps. Set in the 1990s, South Korean immigrant and single mother So-young (Seung-yoon Choi) looks to make a fresh start in a West Coast Canadian suburb with her son Dong-hyun (Ethan Hwang). Despite encountering the challenges of immigrant life at every step, they try their best to fit in at school and at work. As the angstful Dong-hyun grows up and grows apart from his mother, events propel them to deal with unspoken truths from the past.

In English and Korean with English subtitles.

Join director Anthony Shim, actors Seung-yoon Choi and Ethan Hwang for a post-screening Q&A.

This is a third party event. For more information, please visit reelasian.com.