A LAND IMAGINED

Yeo Siew Hua

Singapore, France, Netherlands 95 min. min Catalan premiere

Synopsis

Wang, a Chinese worker living in the industrial area of Singapore, suffers an accident at work and is worried about repatriation. Unable to sleep, he begins to frequent a cybercafé in the middle of the night. Hoping to find some form of human contact in a foreign place that makes him feel alienated, a virtual friendship begins that ends up being much more sinister than expected. When Wang suddenly disappears, policeman Lok is called to investigate the story by discovering an unexpected truth.

Themes

Asian CinemaSocial IssuesThriller

Director

Yeo Siew Hua

He studied philosophy at the National University of Singapore. He wrote and directed the experimental film In the House of Straw (2009). A Land Imagined won the Grand Prix at the Autumn Meeting 2016 in Da Nang and was a recipient of the Hubert Bals Fund as well as the CNC – Aide aux cinémas du monde. Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival.

Filmography: A Land Imagined (2018), The Minoutaur (curt, 2016), Wormhole (curt, 2012), In the House of Straw (2009)

Yeo Siew Hua

Film information

Address: Yeo Siew Hua
Script: Yeo Siew Hua
Contact: Surtsey Films
With: Peter Yu, Luna Kwok, Xiaoyi Liu, Jack Tan, Ishtiaque Zico
Country: Singapore, France, Netherlands
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 95 min. min
Language: Mandarin, English
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2019

Awards

Golden Leopard and Junior Jury Award in Locarno | Achievement in Cinematography and Young Cinema Award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards | Best Director of Photography in Valladolid