A Land Imagined

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Film Festival Reports

ROTTERDAM 2019: A LAND IMAGINED BY YEO SIEW HUA AND NON-FICTION BY OLIVIER ASSAYAS

By Aldo Padilla

Locarno winner Yeo Siew Hua’s A Land Imagined, poses two stories that play in parallel, with a disappeared Chinese migrant and the case investigator. The tale is somewhat similar in structure to some Murakami novels: with several unanswered questions, the shadow of a manic pixie dream girl, a sort of mirror between the characters of the two stories and some elements that get near the supernatural or the oneiric.

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ROTTERDAM 2019: A LAND IMAGINED DE YEO SIEW HUA Y NON-FICTION DE OLIVIER ASSAYAS

Por Aldo Padilla

La ganadora de Locarno A Land Imagined de Yeo Siew Hua plantea dos historias que discurren de forma paralela, con un migrante chino desaparecido y el investigador del caso, el relato tiene cierta similitud a las estructuras literarias de Murakami, con constantes preguntas sin respuestas, la sombra de una manic pixie dream girl, una especie de espejo entre los personajes de las dos historias y ciertos elementos que tienden a lo sobrenatural u onírico

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