Focus Features to Theatrically Release Willem Dafoe’s Psychological Survival Movie Inside Following Premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

Sometimes the most inventive, artistic people must rely on their cunning nature and inventions in order to not only be happy, but also survive. That’s certainly the case for Willem Dafoe’s character of Nemo in the upcoming psychological survival movie, ‘Inside.’

The feature is set to premiere at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival on February 20, 2023. Focus Features will then release the drama in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2023.

‘Inside’ was written by Ben Hopkins. Vasilis Katsoupis served as the director and an executive producer on the high-concept, suspense movie.

‘Inside’ follows its sole character, Nemo, who has minimal dialogue, which allows the uniquely artistic set design in his ultra-posh New York penthouse to become a character itself. Nemo has an affinity for fine art and is driven to survive by making things. In the process, he transforms the apartment into his own world, including creating a gigantic mural on the wall, as he spirals.

Nemo, who’s an art thief, becomes trapped in the penthouse after his heist doesn’t go as planned. Locked inside with nothing but priceless works of art, he must use all his cunning nature and inventions to survive.

For the film’s production, the crew selected and replicated work from real artists. The film’s art collection consists of famous modern masters, such as Egon Schiele; contemporary works by blue chip artists such as Maurizio Cattelan, John Armleader and Francesco Clemente; well-known mid-career artists like Adrian Paci and Masbedo; and younger generation artists receiving international recognition such as Petrit Halilaj, Alvaro Urbano, Maxwell Alexandre, David Horvitz and Joanna Piotrowska.

Fun Film Fact: Leonardo Bigazzi served as ‘Inside’s art curator, while Thorsten Sabel (‘Cloud Atlas’) served as the feature’s production designer.

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