Photo credits: Dan Hannula
Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 PM @ AMC River East 21
A LAND IMAGINED | CHICAGO PREMIERE
Introduction and Q&A with Director Siew-hua YEO
Singapore/Netherland/France | 2018 | 95 Minutes | DCP
In Bengali, English, Mandarin w/English subtitles
Director: Siew-hua YEO
Starring: Peter YU, Xiaoyi LIU, Jack TAN and Yue GUO
Film source: Visit Films, New York
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.
Winner of 2018 Golden Leopard Prize at the Locarno Film Festival; and Best Film Prize at the Asian Feature Film Competition Season of the Singapore international Film Festival.
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