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The black and white version of Parasite is coming to the UK this month

Watch a trailer for the new iteration of Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar winning film

Several new adaptations of Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite have been announced since its massive success across the 2019/2020 awards season, from a six-part TV series starring Tilda Swinton, to a graphic novel based on the film’s storyboards.

One of the most exciting Parasite iterations, though, is the black and white version that premiered at Rotterdam’s International Film Festival back in January.

“I watched the black and white version twice now,” Bong Joon-ho said when it was first announced, “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.”

Now, the monochromatic rerelease is set to arrive in the UK, landing on Curzon’s Home Cinema streaming service July 24. A new, 30-second trailer gives UK fans an idea of what to expect.

In early 2020, the original version of Parasite made history as the first foreign language film to win Best Picture at the Oscars (much to the dismay of Donald Trump, apparently). Bong Joon-ho and the rest of the crew also won a slew of other awards for the film, including the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Watch the new trailer for Parasite’s black and white adaptation below.