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A Land Imagined

A Land Imagined

Yeo Siew Hua

Singapore, France, Netherlands | 2018 | Genre: Thriller | second feature film | running time: 95’

"Camouflaged underneath the guise of a detective thriller, A LAND IMAGINED harbours a disquieting philosophical reflection on the existence of higher levels of consciousness unknown to human beings."
Carlota Moseguí - Cineuropa

TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2018 (€ 40.000)
with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

festivals & awards

Competition, Locarno Festival 2018 / Golden Leopard, "Boccalino d'Oro" for Best Actress (Luna Kwok)

synopsis

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.

info

original title

A Land Imagined

genre

Thriller

country

Singapore, France, Netherlands

running time

95’

produced by

Akanga Film Asia – Singapore
mm2 Entertainment – Singapore
Films de Force Majeure – France
Volya Films – Netherlands

directed by

Yeo Siew Hua

sales

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A lonely construction worker from China goes missing at a Singapore land reclamation site, and a sleepless police investigator tries to uncover the truth beneath all that sand.
TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2018