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Film fest restarts in Manila with black and white ‘Parasite’ as opening salvo

Philstar Global — 17.11.2020

Winners of Best Foreign Language Film award for “Parasite” (L-R) Ha-jun Lee, Yang Jin-mo, Lee Jung-eun, Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin-ae and Jin Won Han pose in the press room during the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California.

MANILA, Philippines — A black and white version of South Korean blockbuster movie “Parasite” will be opening at this year’s QCinema on November 27.

In a virtual press conference yesterday, QCinema announced that the monochromatic version of the Best Picture Academy Award winner directed by Bong Joon-ho will be theatrically released by invitation only in the Philippines.

According to the festival, this version was first released at the Rotterdam Film Festival last January.

Known for its well curated films in this side of Southeast Asia, QCinema Special Edition returns with a slate that will either be streamed online or physically screened with a limited audience. It will take place from November 27 to December 5.

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