ACF Asian Cinema Fund

Script Development Fund

2018 Script Development Fund

LIST In the Belly of a Tiger
Category AFA Project
Project In the Belly of a Tiger
Director Siddartha JATLA
Country India
Director's Profile Siddhartha Jatla is a cinematography graduate of Film and Television Institute of India and an alumnus of Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Film Academy. Jatla’s short film, The Artist (2012), premiered at Busan International Film Festival. In 2017, his first feature film, Love and Shukla, self-funded and written with Amanda Mooney, premiered at Busan International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Black Movie Festival and more than a dozen other top festivals in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America, winning the prestigious NETPAC Award, given to a film by an Asian director who shows important contributions to the new Asian cinema movement.
Bhagole leaves home under the cover of night, leaving only a trail of chicken feathers at the edge of the forest to help his wife find his body the next morning. When Parabhata awakes and finds him waiting for the tiger, they must decide who will stay to ensure the survival of their family.
Director's Note
In the Belly of a Tiger is an examination of life at the edges of India Shining, the struggle of survival that forces a family to anatomize the value of human life, to make impossible decisions about its aged members, to navigate the insecurity of a future that has moved far from India’s villages.
2024 Berlin International Film Festival
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