Exciting news from the Glasgow Film Festival. They’ve just announced that they will host the UK premiere of the black and white version of the Oscar-winning “Parasite”.
Bong Joon Ho’s South Korean social satire, that made history by becoming the first foreign-language film ever to win Best Picture, will be even more extraordinary in this re-filtered new edit. The black and white version was made before the original colour edition had its premiere in Cannes. Director Bong Joon Ho, his director of photography and colourist created the new grading shot by shot.
It’s no surprise that “Parasite” has a black and white version. Bong Joon Ho is a huge fan of black and white cinema and during the world premiere of this version at Rotterdam International Film Festival, he said: “I think it may be vanity on my part, but when I think of the classics, they’re all in black and white. So I had this idea that if I turned my films into black and white then they’d become classics.”
Tickets for this special event go on sale at 12pm on Wednesday 12 February at www.glasgowfilm.org. The screening is taking place on Thursday 5 March at 5.45pm.
The Glasgow Film Festival will run from 26 February to 8 March. The festival opens with the UK premiere of Alice Winocour’s “Proxima” and closes with the UK premiere of “How to Build a Girl”, the big screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s blockbusting memoir from director Coky Giedroyc.