A Land Imagined






TITLE
A LAND IMAGINED
by Yeo Siew Hua
Singapore, France, The Netherlands
2018


SYNOPSIS
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.


ACCOLADES
71st Locarno Film Festival 2018 (Switzerland)
  • Golden Leopard (Pardo d'Oro) for Best Film, International Competition
  • 1st Prize, Junior Jury Awards
  • Special Mention, Ecumenical Jury
  • Best Actress, Boccalino d’Oro Award, Swiss independent critics (Luna Kwok)

29th Singapore International Film Festival 2018
  • Best Film, Asian Feature Film Competition, Silver Screen Awards
  • Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award (Yeo Siew Hua)
  • Swarovski Inspiring Woman in Film Award (Luna Kwok)

2nd El Gouna Film Festival 2018 (Egypt)
  • El Gouna Gold Star, Best Film, Feature Narrative Competition

6th QCinema International Film Festival 2018 (Philippines)
  • Pylon Best Picture, Asian Next Wave Competition

2nd Nepal International Film Festival 2019
  • Best International Feature Film, Gautam Buddha Award

12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2018 (Australia)
  • Young Cinema Award (Yeo Siew Hua)
  • Achievement in Cinematography (Hideho Urata)

63rd Seminci – Valladolid International Film Festival 2018 (Spain)
  • Best Cinematography (Hideho Urata)

2nd Pingyao International Film Festival 2018 (China)
  • Jury Prize, Roberto Rossellini Awards

48th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019 (Netherlands)
  • Special Mention, Youth Jury Award

3rd London East Asia Film Festival 2018 (UK)
  • Special Jury Mention

Singapore’s 2020 Entry at the 92nd Academy Awards
  • International Feature Film

Now available on NETFLIX



QUOTES
“Stunning (...) A dreamy neo-noir that unfolds like a Singaporean Chinatown.”
— IndieWire


“The score is jazzy, the mood is fatalistic and there is the sense that the case of one individual will reveal bittersweet truths about the state of the nation.”
— Screen International

“A reflection oscillating between dream and nightmare, magnificently realized by the moving images of cinematographer Hideho Urata.”
— Les Temps


“Clearly marks a director to watch.”
— Mubi


“A pleasingly seductive mix of social drama and urban noir...confidently plumbs cinema's oneiric depths.”
— Film Comment


CREDITS
Writer & Director: YEO SIEW HUA
Producer: FRAN BORGIA
Co-Producers: GARY GOH, JEAN-LAURENT CSINIDIS, DENIS VASLIN
Executive Producers: MELVIN ANG, NG SAY YONG
Associate Producer: DAN KOH
Director of Photography: HIDEHO URATA
Production Designer: JAMES PAGE
Costume Designer: MEREDITH LEE
Editor: DANIEL HUI
Sound Designer: DAMIEN GUILLAUME
Sound Mixer: GILLED BENARDEAU
Music Composer: TEO WEI YONG
Cast: PETER YU, LIU XIAOYI, LUNA KWOK, JACK TAN, ISHTIAQUE ZICO

An AKANGA FILM ASIA, MM2 ENTERTAINMENT, FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE, VOLYA FILMS Production


TECHNICAL SPECS
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Colour
Countries: SINGAPORE, FRANCE, THE NETHERLANDS
Languages: ENGLISH, MANDARIN, BENGALI
Runtime: 95’
Sales Agent: VISIT FILMS


TRAILER

Official DVD

A LAND IMAGINED Special Collector’s DVD Box Set available for online purchase at OBJECTIFS
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