A Land Imagined 幻土
Director: Yeo Siew Hua
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. A Land Imagained was the winner of the Golden Leopard Award (Best Film) at Locarno International Film Festival.
There will be a post-show dialogue with director Yeo Siew Hua.
Films curated by The Filmic Eye
What do we lose when the world we live in is sequestered into memory and how does this nostalgia help us negotiate the present, and envision the future? Delve into these questions and more at this year’s films at LumiNation as we present the work of some of Singapore’s most celebrated filmmakers as they search for what it means to be and belong in our little red dot.