TFL Films & Series

A Land Imagined

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.

Main info

Title: A Land Imagined
Year: 2018
Directed by: Yeo Siew Hua
Premiere & awards: Locarno Festival 2018, Competition, Golden Leopard, "Boccalino d'Oro" for Best Actress (Luna Kwok)
Produced by: Akanga Film Asia – Singapore mm2 Entertainment – Singapore Films de Force Majeure – France Volya Films – Netherlands
Countries: Singapore, France, Netherlands


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.

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