Distribution : Warner Bros

The first film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel sequence contributed to the development of coulrophobia, or a deep-seated fear of clowns. Its character Pennywise is a symbol, a grotesque manifestation of childhood terror. This time, Argentinian filmmaker Andy Muschietti, who directed the excellent horror film Mama, has taken on this cult work with the aim of reviving our teenage memories. In the Losers’ Club, the first segment of this two-part film, a group of social misfits fights against the evil clown who has been preying on the town of Derry for hundreds of years.

The Festival will open its doors with what is undeniably the most eagerly awaited horror movie of 2017.

Friday 15 september, 7 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. at the VOX

Friday 15 september, 10 p.m. at the UGC

Friday 15 september, 9:45 p.m. at the Star St-Ex


Country: USA

Year: 2017

Runtime: 2h15

Version: in English, subtitled in French

Rating: 12+

Cast & Credits

Director: Andy Muschietti

Producers: Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith

Scenario: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman

Cinematographers: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman

Editing: Jason Ballantine

Music: Benjamin Wallfisch

Actors: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor