Infernal Affairs

Christie Pits Film Festival 2019 - dynamic duos
Sunday, July 28th

Infernal Affairs

Short film — The Drop In

One of the key short/feature combos that inspired this year’s Dynamic Duos theme, Infernal Affairs and The Drop In are a made-in-heaven pairing of highly stylized, impressively choreographed thrillers about secret identities and even more secret loyalties. In the influential Hong Kong cult classic Infernal Affairs (the source material for Martin Scorsese's Boston-set The Departed), a mole in the police department and an undercover cop chase each other through a high adrenaline game of cat-and-mouse across the city.

Picking up on the themes of rivalry and intrigue, first-time Toronto filmmaker Naledi Jackson's slickly choreographed short film The Drop In tells the unique story of two African-Canadian secret agents who come head to head in a Scarborough hair salon, where only one of them will make it out alive.

Infernal Affairs

Directed by Andrew Lau, Alan Mak, 2002

With short film The Drop In, directed by Naledi Jackson, 2017

Sunday, July 28th
Eats & Treats @ 6pm. Films @ Sundown
Free Bike Valet by Cycle Toronto
Event PWYC (Donations gratefully accepted)
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Films are screened with captioning
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