Les étendues imaginaires, un film des Films de Force Majeur

A Land Imagined

DIRECTOR: Yeo Siew Hua
95 minutes | Singapore, France, Netherlands

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




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

Torino Film Lab Audience Design Fund 2018


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
Languages English, Mandarin, Bengali, with French or English subtitles


Golden Horse Film Festival – Best Scenario Award & Best Original Music Award – Taiwan
Bangkok ASEAN Film festival – Thailand
New directors/New Films – USA
Molodist International film Festival – Ukraine
Beijing International Film Festival – Beijing, China
Minneapolis St. Paul Film Festival – USA
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias – Colombia
Népal International Film Festival – Best Film Gautam Buddha Award – Nepal
Festival Travelling de Rennes – France
Festival International des Cinémas d’Asie de Vesoul – France
Göteborg Film Festival – International Competition – Sweden
International Film Festival Rotterdam – Netherlands

International Film Festival of Kerala – India
Tbilisi International Film Festival – Georgia
Across Asia Film Festival – Italy
Seoul Independant Film Festival – South Korea
Asia Pacific Screen Awards – Young Cinema Award & Achievment in Cinematography – Australia
Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival – Indonesia
Singapore International Film Festival – Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award – Singapore
Around the World in 14 Films – Germany
Festival des 3 Continents – France
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival – Taiwan
London East Asia Film Festival – Special Mention of the Jury – UK
Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival – India
Seminci Valladolid Int. Film Festival – Prix de la meilleure photographie – Spain
Festival de Cine La Orquidea – Ecuador
Qcinema International Film Festival – Best Film Award – Philippines
Vienna International Film Festival – Austria
Mostra Internacional de cinema – International Perspective – Brazil
Pingyao International Film Festival – Roberto Rossellini Award – China
El Gouna Film Festival –  Gold Star Award – Egypt
Locarno Film Festival – World premiere – Pardo d’Oro – Switzerland

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