Parasite (Black & White Version) | Denver Film Society | Bong Joon-ho | South Korea

Parasite (Black & White Version)

Bong Joon-ho

Dark Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Thriller

KoreanEnglish SubtitlesSouth Korea2019132 minWebsiteDCPRating: R


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Special BLACK & WHITE version MUST END Thursday, February 13!
For showtimes of the COLOR version click HERE!

Bong Joon Ho's Academy Award Winner, now presented in a black-and-white version.

Regarding this version, which was created prior to the film's premiere at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Palme D'Or, Director Bong Joon Ho says:

“I'm extremely happy to present Parasite in black and white and have it play on the big screen. It will be fascinating to see how the viewing experience changes when an identical film is presented in black and white. I watched the black and white version twice now, and at times the film felt more like a fable and gave me the strange sense that I was watching a story from old times.”

“The second time I watched it, the film felt more realistic and sharp as if I was being cut by a blade. It also further highlighted the actors’ performances and seemed to revolve more around the characters. I had many fleeting impressions of this new version, but I do not wish to define them before it is presented. I hope everyone in the audience can compare their own experiences from the color version and find their own path to Parasite in black and white.”

Bong Joon-ho brings his singular skillset home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks give the Kims a way out of their shabby circumstances. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims’ newfound comfort.

Cinematographer: Kyung-pyo Hong | Screenwriter: Han Jin Won, Bong Joon Ho
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, So-dam Park