30.09. - 09.10.2021

A Land Imagined Singapore, France, Netherlands 2018 | 95 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Yeo Siew Hua

YEO SIEW HUA studied philosophy and media sciences. He already made an experimental film and a documentary, before realizing his debut feature with A Land Imagined.

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An elegant neo-film noir that slinks through Singapore by night and explores the shadowy existence of itinerant workers on the fringes of society. Detective Lok's task is to find an invisible man: the Chinese worker Wang, who works on one of the countless land reclamation sites in Singapore, has disappeared. Lok begins his search in the mushrooming metropolis and finds himself in fluid worlds where orientation is difficult. Disguised as a classical thriller, A Land Imagined meditates about placelessness and transient identities in one of the hearts of global capitalism. The film won the Golden Leopard in Locarno.
Original title: A Land Imagined
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Bengali, English, Mandarin
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Yeo Siew Hua
Screenplay: Yeo Siew Hua
Cast: Peter Yu, Xiaoyi Liu, Luna Kwok, Jack Tan, Ishtiaque Zico
Producer: Fran Borgia
Director of Photography: Hideho Urata
Music: Wei Yong Teo
Production Design: James Page
Editor: Daniel Hui
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Visit Films
Production: Akanga Film Asia; Films de Force Majeure; Volya Films
Contact: Visit Films:, +1 718 312 8210


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