A LAND IMAGINED
Set in industrial Singapore, police investigator Lok must find missing migrant worker Wang.
Wang suffers a worksite accident and is anxious about repatriation. Unable to sleep, Wang starts frequenting a dreamy cybercafé in the dead of the night. Hoping to look for some form of human connection in this foreign land he feels alienated from, Wang forms a virtual friendship with a mysterious gamer that takes a sinister turn.
When Wang suddenly disappears, Lok digs deep into the trail leading to a land reclamation site, in order to uncover the truth beneath all that sand.
Pingyao International Film Festival – Roberto Rossellini Awards Jury Prize – China
El Gouna Film Festival – Golden star – Egypt
Locarno Festival – World premiere – Pardo d’Oro – Switzerland
2.39:1 I 5.1, stereo I Color I 95 min I 2018
DCP, Digital file
Singapore I France I The Netherlands
Akanga Film Asia I Films de Force Majeure I Volya Films
In cooperation with
Writer & Director Yeo Siew Hua
Producer Fran Borgia
Coproducers Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Denis Vaslin
Director of Photography Hideho Urata
Production Designer James Page
Costume Designer Meredith Lee
Editor Daniel Hui