A Land Imagined / Vysnená krajina

fiction / 2018 / Singapore, France, The Netherlands / col. / 95 min.

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. – The film won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival.

Director: Yeo Siew Hua
Screenplay: Yeo Siew Hua
Photography: Hideho Urata
Editor: Daniel Hui
Music: Teo Wei Yong
Cast: Peter Yu, Liu Xiaoyi, Luna Kwok, Jack Tan, Ishtiaque Zico, Kelvin Ho, George Low, Andie Chen