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A LAND IMAGINED

by Yeo Siew Hua

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.

international title: A Land Imagined
original title: A Land Imagined
country: Singapore, France, Netherlands
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Yeo Siew Hua
film run: 95'
screenplay: Yeo Siew Hua
cast: Peter Yu, Xiaoyi Liu, Luna Kwok, Jack Tan, Ishtiaque Zico
cinematography by: Hideho Urata
film editing: Daniel Hui
art director: James Page
costumes designer: Meredith Lee
producer: Fran Borgia
production: Films de Force Majeure, Volya Films, Akanga Film Asia (SG)
backing: CNC (Cinémas du monde) (FR), The Netherlands Film Fund (NL), Hubert Bals Fund (NL), IMDA (New Talents Feature Grant) (SG), MM2 Entertainment (SG), Vietnam Prize (SG)