Stop by the DIA for the Infernal Affairs trilogy, a bracing, explosively stylish triumph that introduced a dazzling level of narrative and thematic complexity to the genre with its saga of two rival moles—played by superstars Tony Leung Chiu-wai (In the Mood for Love) and Andy Lau Tak-wah (House of Flying Daggers)—who navigate slippery moral choices as they move between the intersecting territories of Hong Kong’s police force and its criminal underworld.
Set during the city-state’s handover from Britain to China and steeped in Buddhist philosophy, these ingeniously crafted tales of self-deception and betrayal mirror Hong Kong’s own fractured identity in a post-colonial purgatory.
Martin Scorsese’s 2006 remake, The Departed, won four Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay – the first time in cinema history that Hollywood remade a Hong Kong film. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the fully restored, original Infernal Affairs trilogy on the big screen. In Cantonese with English subtitles.
Each film in the trilogy will be shown separately over the course of the weekend.