In a first, Pakistani film ‘Joyland’ by Saim Sadiq is premiering at the Cannes film festival
This year, the Cannes Film Festival selected ‘Joyland’, a feature film by Pakistani filmmaker Saim Sadiq, to be premiered at the famous annual film festival’s 75th gathering.
Why it matters:
The feature film category only accepts 14 films and boosts great pride that a Pakistani film made the cut for the first time in history!
About the film:
With Abdullah Siddiqui as the music director, Joyland is a story about sexual revolution. It shows that in a patriarchal community, a happy joint family yearns for the birth of a baby boy to keep the lineage alive. The family’s youngest son secretly joins an exotic dance theatre group and falls in love with a transsexual starlet who is ruthlessly ambitious.
The film stars Ali Junejo, Alina Khan, Rasti Farooq, Sarwat Gilani, Sohail Sameer, Salman Peerzada, and Sania Saeed.