Les étendues imaginaires, un film des Films de Force Majeur

A Land imagined

DIRECTOR: Yeo Siew Hua
Length: 95 minutes | country: Singapore, France, Netherlands
YEAR: 2018

Police investigator LOK is tasked to look for a migrant worker after a lorry, belonging to a land-reclamation company, is reportedly missing. WANG, the said worker from China, had injured his arm at work and is made to drive the lorry. Anxious of risking repatriation, Wang becomes sleepless. He frequents a dreamy cybercafe for human connection, only to find himself further alienated. When a Bangladeshi coworker goes missing at the worksite, Wang uncovers dangerous company secrets. Soon, Wang goes missing too. Lok must now hunt down the missing migrants, to get at the truth, but is faced with bureaucratic obstacles from all sides. Uncovering leads that Wang had left at the cybercafe before his disappearance, Lok is led back to the reclamation site where sand builds –but also buries– dreams.


Production: Akanga Film Asia, Films de Force Majeure, Volya Films

France distribution: Epicentre Films

International sales: Visit Films




Singapour: IMDA (New Talents Feature Grant), MM2 Entertainment, Vietnam Prize
France: CNC (Cinémas du monde)
Pays-Bas: The Netherlands Film Fund, Hubert Bals Fund


Writer & Director: Yeo Siew Hua
Director of Photography: Hideho Urata
Production Designer: James Page
Costume Designer: Meredith Lee
1st assistant director: Brian Chew
Script: Vicki Yang
Camera Operator: Hideho Urata
Editor: Daniel Hui
Postproduction supervisor: Jérôme Nunes (France), Jascha Meijer (The Netherlands)
Postproduction coordinator: Nora Bertone
Postproduction intern: Nina Calmon
Chief sound editor: Damien Guillaume
Mixeur: Gilles Benardeau
Dialog editor: Louis Bart
Producers: Fran Borgia, Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Denis Vaslin

Cast: Peter Yu, Liu Xiaoyi, Luna Kwok, Jack Tan, Kelvin Ho, Ishtiaque Zico

Technical sheet

Format: HD 2K
Sound: 5.1, stéréo
Length: 95 minutes


International Film Festival Rotterdam – Special Mention Youth Jury Award (Netherlands)

Nepal International Film Festival – Best International Feature Film, Gautam Buddha Award (Nepal)

Locarno Film Festival – Golden Leopard (Pardo d’Oro), 1st Prize Junior Jury Awards, Special Mention Ecumenical Jury, Best Actress Boccalino d’Oro Award Swiss independent critics (Luna Kwok) (Switzerland)

Singapore International Film Festival – Best Film, Asian Feature Film Competition (Silver Screen Awards), Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award (Yeo Siew Hua), Swarovski Inspiring Woman in Film Award (Luna Kwok) (Singapore)

El Gouna Film Festival – El Gouna Gold Star Best Film Feature Narrative Competition (Egypt)

QCinema International Film Festival – Pylon Best Picture Asian Next Wave Competition (Philippines)

Asia Pacific Screen Awards – Young Cinema Award (Yeo Siew Hua), Achievement in Cinematography (Hideho Urata) (Australia)

Seminci – Valladolid International Film Festival – Best Cinematography (Hideho Urata) (Spain)

Pingyao International Film Festival – Jury Prize Roberto Rossellini Awards (China)

London East Asia Film Festival – Special Jury Mention (England)

Singapore’s 2020 Entry at the 92nd Academy Awards – International Feature Film


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