August 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
dir. YEO Siew Hua
2018 | Singapore | Drama | In Mandarin, English, Bengali with English and Chinese subtitles | 95 mins | NC16 – Some Coarse Language and Sexual Scene
Winner of the Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival 2018
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 screening will be followed by a dialogue with the film crew: Director YEO Siew Hua, Producer Fran BORGIA, DOP Hideho URATA, and Editor Daniel HUI.