• Saim Sadiq
  • Pakistan
  • 2022
  • 126'
  • Joyland

The Ranas, a cheerfully chaotic family, live in the heart of metropolitan Lahore. While everyone eagerly awaits the birth of the eldest son and his wife’s child, the unemployed younger son Haider and his wife Mumtaz’s marriage defies society’s conventions. Independent Mumtaz is the breadwinner, while dreamer Haider spends his days with his nephews. When Haider discovers the world of erotic theatre and secretly takes a job as a backup dancer for trans starlet Biba, his move will affect the whole family. Joyland is the first Pakistani film shown at Cannes, where it won the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard section and the Queer Palm.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Saim Sadiq

Pakistani filmmaker. He graduated in directing from Columbia University. His earlier documentaries were shown on local TV stations and went viral on social media in Pakistan. His short films have been screened at festivals around the world, including Darling (Venice 2019 – Best Short; SXSW 2020 – Special Jury Mention) and Nice Talking to You (SXSW 2019).


Saim Sadiq
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Joe Saade
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Apoorva Charan, Sarmad Khoosat, Lauren Mann, Sana Jafri
ALL CAPS, Khoosat Films
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard – Jury Prize

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