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Black-and-white 'Parasite' screened in Indonesia

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, February 23, 2020  /  02:16 pm
Black-and-white 'Parasite' screened in Indonesia

A still from 'Parasite' the black-and-white edition. (CJ Entertainment/The Korea Herald/File)

The black-and-white version of Oscar-winning film Parasite has hit Indonesian screens.

CGV Cinemas announced on Instagram that the film is being screened in its Jakarta theaters on Sunday, with screenings in other cities starting Monday.

Ticket prices start at Rp 30,000 (US$2.17).

Earlier this week, director Bong Joon-ho said watching the movie in black and white would give viewers a “different” and “strange” experience.

“When the colors are gone, you can focus more on the actors’ facial expressions and their eyes and nuanced details,” said Bong at a press conference in Seoul on Wednesday. 

The black-and-white version was created by Bong with cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo. It is the director’s second film to be rendered into monochrome after his 2009 thriller Mother.

Parasite made a historic win at the 92nd Academy Awards on Feb. 10 after winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Editing and Best Production Design.

After the Oscars, the film’s North American distributor was said to have doubled the number of screens showing the movie to more than 2,000.

It also sat at the top of the iTunes movie downloads and Amazon Best Sellers in Movies & TV, one week after the historic win. (wng)

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