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Black and white version of Oscar-winner ‘Parasite’ set to be released

A special black and white version of Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning feature film Parasite is due to be released in the UK.

The new look edition of the Best Picture winner, which was initially announced in January, will finally be released in the UK on July 24. Curzon Home Cinema’s streaming service has been chosen for the platform of the premiere.

“I’m extremely happy to present Parasite in black and white and have it play on the big screen,” the Academy Award-winning director previously said of the adapted version. “It will be fascinating to see how the viewing experience changes when an identical film is presented in black and white.”

Bong Joon-ho added: “I watched the black and white version twice now, and at times the film felt more like a fable and gave me the strange sense that I was watching a story from old times. The second time I watched it, the film felt more realistic and sharp as if I was being cut by a blade. It also further highlighted the actors’ performances and seemed to revolve more around the characters.

“I had many fleeting impressions of this new version, but I do not wish to define them before it is presented. I hope everyone in the audience can compare their own experiences from the colour version and find their own path to Parasite in black and white.”

See the trailer, below.