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The latest production by Álex de la Iglesia and Carolina Bang, 'Errementari', world premiere at Sitges 2017

Friday 13 October, 2017

This coming October 5th, the 50th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia will be kicking off with a schedule showing the best state-of-the-art genre films, all eagerly awaited by fans. Innovative and diverse fantasy will be coming together at the 50th anniversary, which has already announced its honorary awards going to Susan Sarandon and William Friedkin, plus a good part of its extensive lineup which will be joined by the latest production from Álex de la Iglesia and Carolina Bang, Errementari, which will have its world premiere in Sitges.

Errementari, the latest production by Álex de la Iglesia and Carolina Bang, directed by Paul Urkijo, is based on a popular Basque tale about a blacksmith who is as evil as he is astute, capable of tricking the devil himself. The film, gothic and fantastic, is shrouded in mystery, emotion and strange creatures.  

Sitges 2017 will be including different long awaited genre film productions, like Leatherface, the new feature film from Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo –regulars in Sitges, where they’ve presented Inside, Livid and Among the Living– about the legendary character created by the recently deceased Tobe Hooper. We will also be screening Annabelle Creation, the latest big hit from the saga of The Conjuring, directed by David F. Sandberg.

In its European première, Sitges will be presenting Mom and Dad, by Brian Taylor, a terrifying independent thriller starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair, and set in a reality where parents behave violently with their own children. Other European premieres will be the Quebec zombie film Les affamés, by Robin Aubert; the French Revenge, Coralie Fargeat’s debut feature film, about the transformation of a girl in context of a merciless manhunt, and the British The Ritual, by David Bruckner, an adaptation of the horror novel by Adam Nevill, set in a Scandinavian forest.