Parasite: Black And White Edition
Think you know Parasite? Think again. Then watch this sumptuous monochrome version of Bong Joon Ho’s modern masterpiece.
Parasite begins in the bright shine of daytime before descending into a dark and moody night. Likewise, the sets built for the worlds of his rich and poor families are created to highlight contrasts. So what better way to accentuate these than to present the film in black and white, allowing the contrast between light and dark to add further tension to the escalating mayhem. Director Bong’s fascination with hallways, tunnels and basements in particular appears in a very different light in this version. The action may be familiar but the mood in this version is significantly darker.
★★★★★ “The kind of remarkable experience that makes modern movie-going such a joy.” - Mark Kermode, The Observer
★★★★★ “A miracle of a film.” - John Nugent, Empire
★★★★★ “It is almost a supernatural or sci-fi story; an invasion of the lifestyle snatchers. Parasite gets its tendrils into you.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ “As playful as it is sincere and revelatory.” - Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent
★★★★★ “A spectacular epic and tightly wound chamber piece, chicly sophisticated, brutal as a hammer.” - Danny Leigh, Financial Times