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.
Duration: 2hr 15
Version: English, with French subtitles
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