A Land Imagined

ASIAN FEATURE

Director: Yeo Siew Hua

Duration: 95 minutes

Production: 2018

Country: Singapore, France, Netherlands

Category: Fiction

SCREENING


INDONESIAN PREMIERE

SAT, 1 DES 2018 / CINEMAXX CINEMA A / 10:00

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.

Sempat mengalami kecelakaan di tempat kerjanya, Wang kini resah dirinya akan diberhentikan. Karena tidak bisa tidur, Wang mulai mendatangi cybercafe tiap tengah malam. Harapannya untuk menemukan sebuah koneksi dengan manusia lain di tanah asing yang tak menerimanya ini pun terwujud ketika ia berteman secara virtual dengan seorang gamer misterius yang berubah jahat di kemudian hari. Ketika Wang tiba-tiba menghilang, Lok menggali jejak-jejaknya yang membawa Lok sampai ke sebuah lahan reklamasi, demi mengungkap kebenaran di balik semua pasir itu.

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Yeo Siew Hua

YEO Siew Hua studied philosophy at the National University of Singapore and is a member of the 13 Little Pictures film collective. He wrote and directed the experimental film, IN THE HOUSE OF STRAW (2009). He participated in the 2015 edition of Talents Tokyo and pitched at Autumn Meeting 2016, where he won the Grand Prix for his second fiction feature, A LAND IMAGINED (2018). The film also took part in the Asia Pacific Screen Lab 2017 and is a recipient of the Hubert Bals Fund and the Aide aux Cinema du Monde.

Yeo Siew Hua menempuh pendidikan filsafat di National University of Singapore dan merupakan anggota dari rumah perfilman kolektif, 13 Little Pictures. Ia adalah penulis dan sutradara dari film eksperimental, In the House of Straw (2009). Ia berpartisipasi di Talents Tokyo tahun 2015 and Autumn Meeting 2016 dimana ia memenangkan Grand Prix untuk film fiksi keduanya, A Land Imagined (2018). Film ini juga berpartisipasi di Asia Pacific Screen Lab 2017 and penerima Hubert Bals Fund dan Aide aux Cinema du Monde.

Contact:

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