2014, 97 min, color, DCP | Written and directed by Ho-Cheung Pang; starring Louis Koo, Gigi Leung, Eric Tsang, Miriam Yeung, Man-Tat Ng, and Carrie Ng
Aberdeen is the newest film from the genre-hopping Hong Kong director Ho-cheung Pang. The director's shape-shifting filmography runs from comedy (Vulgaria, Men Suddenly in Black) to horror film (Dream Home) to unusual coming-of-age work (A.V., Love in a Puff). While a departure from the gleefully crass tone of his recent movies, Aberdeen is in keeping with the tone of many of Pang's films: an ensemble cast—de facto families—wrestling with pecking order within the unit, and the repercussions from those battles within the group. Pang is reunited with an actor he’s used in the past, including Chapman To and Derek Tsang. But Aberdeen deals with the push-and-pull of actual family currents, a melodrama focusing on the trials that take place among the Cheng family, who live in Aberdeen. The film is the second of three works presented in partnership with the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office.