“Parasite” Black and White Version To Be Released

By Creative Media Times

Still from “Parasite”
CJ Entertainment

“Parasite”, one of the awards seasons major contenders, is set to be released in a black and white version at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Film Stage reports.

Winner of Cannes’ coveted Palme d’Or, director Bong Joon-ho’s comedy thriller film has so far grossed $127 million worldwide, including more than $20 million in the US, an impressive haul for a foreign-language film.

Attention to the film has intensified over the last few weeks as film the award seasons come into full swing. Up next is this weekend’s 77th Golden Globe Awards, where it is nominated for three awards including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Foreign Language

The decision to convert the film in black and white follows previously acclaimed films that received the same treatment. In early 2016, it director George Miller announced the release of the black and white version of his acclaimed action epic “Mad Max: Fury Road”. A year later, James Mangold did the same with “Logan Noir,” the black-and-white version of Logan, the final installment in the Wolverine trilogy.

Bong himself released a black-and-white version of his acclaimed drama drama “Mother” at the Mar Del Plata International Film Festival.

There’s no word yet on whether the version will be available on the film’s Blu-Ray release, which is set on January 28th.