On the surface, A Land Imagined is about a Singapore policeman looking for a young Chinese immigrant worker, but really it’s a reverie about the state of the world—about personal experience vs. dream vs. hypermodern realities—and it has been roving about my brain and my dreams ever since.

A Land Imagined

Movie

Directed by Siew Hua Yeo

Danny Denton

Danny Denton is the author of The Earlie King & The Kid In Yellow (Granta Books) and the guest editor of The Stinging Fly. He tweets at @denton_danny.