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It Lives Inside

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Sam is desperate to fit in at school, rejecting her Indian culture and family to be like everyone else. When a mythological demonic spirit latches onto her former best friend, she must come to terms with her heritage in order to defeat it.

Thank you to our screening partner: Asian Arts Initiative

Directors Spotlight

Bishal Dutta


Bishal Dutta is an award-winning Filmmaker whose work has been honored at multiple festivals around the world. Bishal received initial notice when his short LIFE IN COLOR premiered at the Cannes Film Festival American Emerging Filmmaker Showcase. His second short INFERNO caught the eyes of James Wan and his Atomic Monster banner who championed him to direct a feature they have in development at New Line. Bishal’s debut horror film IT LIVES INSIDE had its world premiere at SXSW 2023.

  • Year: 2023
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English, Hindi
  • Director: Bishal Dutta
  • Premiere: Philadelphia

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