July 28, 2019 · 6:00 PM · Christie Pits
One of the key short/feature combos that inspired Christie Pits Film Festival’s (a Reel Asian Community Partner) Dynamic Duos theme this year, which pairs curated combinations of critically-acclaimed feature films alongside local Canadian short and feature films, was the perfected partnership of Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s Infernal Affairs with Naledi Jackson’s The Drop In. The films are a match made in heaven 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.
This event is free. More info here.