Glasgow Film Festival have announced today that they will be hosting the UK premiere of Bong Joon Ho’s Best Picture-winning social satire Parasite on Thursday 5th March.

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.

The 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.

“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.” – said Bong Joon Ho.

The 16th annual Glasgow Film Festival will run from 26th February to 8th March. It opens with the UK premiere of Alice Winocour’s Proxima and closes with the UK premiere of How to Build a Girl, the big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s blockbusting memoir from director Coky Giedroyc.

We’re excited to once again have the wonderful Darryl Griffiths covering this year’s festival for us, so be sure to keep your eyes out for his reviews once the festival kicks off later this month.

Tickets are now on sale over at www.glasgowfilm.org. The screening is at Glasgow Film Festival on Thursday 5 March at 5.45pm.


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