NUS Philosophy alum wins big at 71st Locarno International Film Festival

We are pleased to report that filmmaker Yeo Siew Hua, an alumnus from the Department of Philosophy, has won the Golden Leopard for his film A Land Imagined at the 71st Locarno International Film Festival back in August 2018.

Mr Yeo is the first Singaporean to win the coveted top prize in this European film festival. According to a local pundit, “Winning at Locarno is a massive achievement for the avant-garde auteur. The first edition was held in 1946, making it the first international film festival to take place after World War II.”

The film follows a lonely construction worker from China who goes missing in Singapore after forming a virtual friendship with a mysterious online gamer and a police investigator who uncovers much more than he bargained for in order to find him.

A Land Imagined is released in Singapore theatres from 21 February 2019.

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