Film still from <em>Parasite (Black and White Version)</em>

Film still from Parasite (Black and White Version)

Parasite (Black and White Version)

Special Presentation
  • Wed 18 Mar 2020
  • 10:30AM—12:55PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: R13
  • General $12
  • Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

Winner of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film at the 2020 Oscars, we are pleased to present limited screenings of the highly anticipated black and white version of PARASITE

A life-long dream for director Bong Joon-Ho to create a film in the black & white format, this version of PARASITE was created prior to the film’s premiere in Cannes, where it won the Palme d’Or, and will now be shared with audiences.

“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 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

Ki-taek’s family of four is close, but fully unemployed, with a bleak future ahead of them. The son Ki-woo is recommended by his friend, a student at a prestigious university, for a well-paid tutoring job, spawning hopes of a regular income. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-woo heads to the Park family home for an interview. Arriving at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, Ki-woo meets Yeon-kyo, the beautiful young lady of the house. But following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait.

Winner of the Palme d’Or (Best Film award) at the Cannes Film Festival – the first ever for a Korean film – this family tragicomedy is the latest masterpiece from Bong Joon-Ho, the director of The Host and Snowpiercer. PARASITE confirms his position as one of the world’s most inventive and captivating filmmakers.

“Giddy one moment, unbearably tense the next, and always so entertaining and fine-tuned that you don’t even notice when it’s changing gears, “Parasite” takes all of the beats you expect to find in a Bong film and shrinks them down with clockwork precision.” IndieWire

KR, 2019, 131 min., Dir. Boon Joon Ho

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Film poster from <em>Parasite (Black and White Version)</em>

Film poster from Parasite (Black and White Version)

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