Palace of Horrors to be screened at SXSW
Indian filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia's next will be a part of an international horror anthology at the prestigious US festival
Filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia's next Palace of Horrors will be a part of the international horror anthology The Field Guide To Evil, which is set to have its world premiere at the prestigious festival, South by Southwest (SXSW) in the US.
The anthology of dark folk tales on possession, curses, love, lust, and envy, brings together eight talented genre filmmakers from around the world including Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Poland, Turkey and the US.
The film will have its world premiere on March 16 at SXSW. It will open theatrically across US and Europe later this year.
"It is quite an honour to be the first Indian filmmaker to have a world premiere at SXSW. It has become the most relevant film festival in the US today. Our film The Field Guide to Evil is a collaboration between eight international directors, all very exciting in their own right, and in that sense is very different from what I'm used to," says Ahluwalia.
"It's a horror film, inspired by dark folk tales from around the world, and the buzz on the premiere has been huge. I'm really excited for the audience to experience this," he adds.
Ahluwalia's Palace of Horrors shot in luminous black and white, unfolds over the summer of 1913 in Bengal where deep within the ancient Sunderban jungles and veiled from the outside world, lies a crumbling palace - home to strange rites and malformed, barely-human curiosities, collected by a long-dead king.