In his solo directorial debut, Infernal Affairs co-writer Felix Chong playfully subverts the expectations of the gangster film. Here two gangsters Sparrow (Ekin Cheng) and Roast Pork (Jordan Chan) fight to become number 1. The twist is that Roast Pork would much rather be left alone to pursue his real desire to be a chef. Full of witty references to Hong Kong crime films that add to the pleasures on offer Once a Gangster is a real delight.
This screening will be accompanied by a post-screening Q&A with director Felix Chong.