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, September 15th, 7:00pm and 10:15pm at the VOX

Friday, September 15th, 10:00pm at the UGC

Friday, September 15th, 9:45pm at the Star St-Ex


Country: USA

Year: 2017

Duration: 2hr 15

Version: English, with French subtitles

Rating: 12+

Cast & Credits

Director: Andy Muschietti

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

Screenplay Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman

Cinematography: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman

Editing: Jason Ballantine

Music: Benjamin Wallfisch

Cast: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor