Hand Rolled Cigarette

  • 2020, Cantonese, 100mins, DCP, Colour

Chiu is a retired member of the British army’s Hong Kong Military Service Corps who now makes a meagre living working odd jobs for the triads. Mani is a small-time drug dealer who gets into serious trouble when his cousin steals a drug shipment. While running from the triads, Mani is taken in by Chiu after taking refuge in his flat. The unusual cohabitation arrangement forces the two men to overcome their cultural and racial differences. Making his directorial debut under the muchlauded First Feature Film Initiative, actor Chan Kin-long shows surprising confidence and maturity behind the camera with a gritty and poignant bromance that features a career-best performance by star Lam Ka-tung.

Screening Details at Film Festivals:
Udine Far East Film Festival
Chicago Asian Pop-up Cinema
London East Asia Film Festival

Festivals & Awards

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival: Opening Film

Singapore Chinese Film Festival: Opening Film

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival: Opening Film

Udine Far East Film Festival

Osaka Asian Film Festival

Director's Biography

Chan Kin-long graduated from the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong. He was discovered by director Fruit Chan to star in his film The Midnight After (2014). He directed and starred in the short films Seven Days in Meinong (2013) and I Can't Live Without a Dream (2013). Hand Rolled Cigarette is his feature directorial debut, one of the projects supported by the First Feature Film Initiative (Higher Education Institution Group).


Director Chan Kin-long
Producer Lawrence Lau
Scriptwriter Ryan Ling, Chan Kin-long
Cinematographer Rick Lau
Editor William Chang, Alan Lo
Art Director Cheung Siu-hong, Yman Yiu
Music Hanz Au, iii irisliu
Sound Dave Cheung
Action Tang Sui-wa
Cast Lam Ka-tung, Bipin Karma,
Michael Ning, Ben Yuen,
Tai Bo, Chin Siu-ho,
Chu Pak-him, Tony Ho,
Aaron Chow To Yin-gor
Production Hand-Roll Cigarette Film Production Company Limited
World Sales Edko Films Limited