Singapore International Film Festival

A Land Imagined: The opposite of Crazy Rich Asians

A Land Imagined by writer-director Yeo Siew Hua (above), stars Peter Yu (left) as a troubled Singapore detective looking into the disappearance of a Chinese migrant worker.
A Land Imagined by writer-director Yeo Siew Hua, stars Peter Yu (above) as a troubled Singapore detective looking into the disappearance of a Chinese migrant worker.PHOTO: SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
A Land Imagined by writer-director Yeo Siew Hua (above), stars Peter Yu as a troubled Singapore detective looking into the disappearance of a Chinese migrant worker.
A Land Imagined by writer-director Yeo Siew Hua (above), stars Peter Yu as a troubled Singapore detective looking into the disappearance of a Chinese migrant worker.PHOTO: SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

A Land Imagined, which will premiere at the Singapore International Film Festival, puts a spotlight on migrant workers

This year saw the release of Crazy Rich Asians, the romantic comedy that portrays Singapore as a playground of the wealthiest one per cent.

Here comes that film's polar opposite. The feature drama A Land Imagined puts a spotlight on a segment of society without money, status or even citizenship here: migrant workers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 22, 2018, with the headline 'The opposite of Crazy Rich Asians'. Print Edition | Subscribe