The anthological drama/LGBTIQ feature film In Corpore was released worldwide on various streaming platforms, including Vimeo OTT and Amazon Prime Video, on the 26th December 2020
The film tells the stories of four separate relationships, each varied in their labels, each unfolding in different parts of the world.
In Melbourne the polyamorous Julia strays from her monogamous marriage; in Malta Anna hides a secret from her husband Manny; in Berlin sugar baby Milana alienates her real life lover Rosalie; and in New York Julia faces the consequences of her affair.
Entirely improvised, risqué, contemporary, and anchored by powerful performances by fresh talent from Berlin, Malta, Australia and New York, In Corpore is the second ambitious feature film to be co-produced and co-directed by Ivan Malekin and Sarah Jayne Portelli of Nexus Production Group.
The film explores the nature of commitment and the idea of sacrificing personal desires at the altar of love – is it selfish to follow the desires of the body and the soul or is this the only path to fulfilment? Even if it means hurting the one you love?
“We made part of the film in Malta, in the Maltese dialect with a Maltese crew, and it stars popular film and theatre actors Christopher Dingli from Comedy Knights and Naomi Said from L-Għarusa,” Sarah Jayne Portelli told Newsbook.com.mt, “The film is doing really well around the world and Naomi’s performance in particular is winning high praise from international reviews, with the Hollywood Reporter saying that she delivers ‘the film’s standout performance’.”
Portelli explained that the film is female-driven and also LGBTQ friendly, covering themes which should resonate with a younger progressive Maltese audience.
“The relationship drama will also resonate with a lot of people due to the subjects touched on such as communication in relationships and following your dreams and sacrificing desires to please your partner or family,” she said.