After the wave of approval by both critics and audiences, Parasite of Bong Joon-ho will be presented in a special black and white version, as he prepares to conquer almost certainly a nomination for Best International Film at the upcoming Academy Awards.
In fact, next month, the same South Korean director will present his latest film at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam in a very special black and white version. As reported by The Film Stage, it seems that Bong had always dreamed of distributing his film in this specific format and in fact, it is not new to this type of post-release operation, given that he had already presented the black and white version of the previous Mother at Mar Del Plata International Film Festival.
In a recent interview, the director revealed that he had always been inspired to want to shoot a black and white film once he saw Murnau’s masterpiece, Nosferatu, from 1922: “It was a truly purifying experience, able to bring me back to the true essence of the film, like a salmon swimming on water “.
In recent times we have already witnessed such operations, that is to say, re-distribution (in theaters or home videos) of films made in color and then remastered in black and white; just think of Mad Max: Fury Road by George Miller or Logan by James Mangold. Going further back over the years we can also mention Frank Darabont’s The Mist, which was distributed in black and white only for the home video market.
Meanwhile, while preparing his campaign for the next Oscar Awards to which he will certainly be nominated for Best International Film, Parasite has already won over the critics of Los Angeles and has been listed among Hideo Kojima ‘s favorites for this 2019.
Parasite sees in the cast Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun, and Chang Hyae Jin. In the United States, the film grossed about $ 22 million while the total worldwide is around $ 126 million.