Special Black & White Version Of 'Parasite' To Hit Theatres Ahead of 2020 Oscars
2020 awards season favourite Parasite, from director Bong Joon-ho, is appearing in select theatres next week with a new look. The South Korean film has already made history with numerous awards and nominations ahead of the 2020 Oscars.
The 2019 film Parasite has taken the 2020 awards season by storm. With big wins at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Critics' Choice Awards, the dark comedy thriller is accomplishing unprecedented success for a foreign language film.
Now, Parasite is set to be rereleased in select theatres in a special black and white version. Neon, Parasite's American distributor, announced the news on Wednesday.
Parasite in black and white
PARASITE Black & White— NEON (@neonrated) January 23, 2020
"The film felt more realistic and sharp - as if I was being cut by a blade." Bong Joon Ho
Walter Reade Theater, January 30
Francesca Beale Theater, January 31 - February 6
Egyptian Theatre, January 31 https://t.co/HhRmyRrlJI
Why black and white?
Director Bong Joon-ho expressed interest in a black and white version of Parasite after seeing how it enhanced particular qualities of the film. "The film felt more realistic and sharp," he explained, "as if I was being cut by a blade." He also noted that a decoloured version of the film emphasized the acting, characters, and story.
Parasite's acting also recently gained the distinction of becoming the first international film to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Parasite, a dark comedy thriller
Parasite follows an unemployed family of four as they each secure a job with the same wealthy family. Once employed, the family's suspicious intentions result in a suspenseful conflict in the wealthy family's home. The film is nominated in six categories at the upcoming Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best International Feature Film.
Learn more about Parasite and director Bong Joon-ho here.