Bodies Of Desire


The blurb: A Sensual Celebration of Genderless Love and Desire

Using Varsha Panikar’s poetry series of the same name as the point of departure, Bodies of Desire is a visual poetry film co-directed by Panikar and Saad Nawab. The film captures four sets of lovers amid passion; to create a portrait of tender intimacy, of longing, of discovery, of desire, of embrace and care, of profound companionship. It is a sensual celebration of gender-less love and desire, inspired by the poet’s lived reality.

Originally realeased by NOWNESS Asia, Bodies of Desire forms part of Five Films For Freedom, the world’s largest LGBTIQ+ digital campaign.The event returns for its seventh edition this year, reminding audiences that “love is still a human right.”

The British Council, in partnership with the British Film Institute, makes five LGBTIQ+ themed short films available for the world to watch online for free.Tthis year’s programme showcases queer storytelling from India, Spain, Sweden, USA and the UK.

The creators go into a lot of detail about their film on this site. ” I wanted to create a portrait of intimacy, of longing, of desire, of embrace, and capture moments amongst lovers where only they exist, and the rest of the world becomes background noise,” says Varsha Panikar.

Length: 3:41
Director: Panikar and Saad Nawab