Parasite will be getting a much wider release in the UK from this weekend.
Already, off the back of an incredible opening weekend, Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite was looking at expanding from the 136 cinemas it opened in – gigantic for a subtitled release – to a few more screens. All weekend, we’ve been seeing social media posts from people who had been trying to see the film, but found their local showings were sold out.
For those of us not in or around London, to see a foreign language film get anything close to the kind of wide release was a real treat. And the box office takings do reinforce the old saying of if you build it…
And then it went and won Best Picture at the Oscars.
Off the back of that, UK distributor Artificial Eye is about to give the film the biggest release of its ilk for a foreign language film in the UK (beyond, it seems, even Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon levels), as we now hear that Parasite is moving onto 400 screens from this coming Friday.
We can but echo the same advice everybody else is giving. See it on a big screen. Know nothing at all going in.
From Friday, around the UK, it shouldn’t be too tricky to track a screening down…
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