Glasgow Film Festival 2020 to host UK premiere of black and white Parasite cut

Some exciting film festival news to share today as it has been announced that Bong Joon Ho’s multi-Oscar winning film ‘Parasite’ will have its Black & White cut premiere in the UK at Glasgow Film Festival!

Bong Joon Ho’s history-making South Korean social satire (the first foreign language film ever to win Best Picture) will be given a whole new dimension in this re-filtered new edit. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the film again or even for the first time.

A huge fan of black and white cinema, at the version’s world premiere at Rotterdam International Film Festival earlier this month, Bong Joon Ho 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.” This new version of Parasite was made before the original colour edition had its premiere in Cannes, and Bong Joon Ho, alongside his director of photography and colourist, created the new grading shot by shot.
Allison Gardner, Glasgow Film Festival Co-director, said: “Having picked up both the Palme D’or and the Best Picture Oscar, Parasite is undoubtedly one of the biggest films in recent years. Glasgow Film Festival is thrilled to be bringing Bong Joon Ho’s black and white version of his record-breaking film to UK audiences for the first time, adding a whole new dimension to this astonishing arthouse blockbuster.’

Tickets go on sale at 12pm on Wednesday 12 February here. The screening is at Glasgow Film Festival on Thursday 5 March at 5.45pm.
The 16th annual Glasgow Film Festival will run from 26 February to 8 March.