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Cannes 2022: Pakistani Film Joyland On Sexual Revolution Becomes Official Selection For The Film Festival


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oi-Sanyukta Thakare

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Cannes
Film
Festival
is
all
set
to
take
place
between
May
17
to
May
28,
2022.
Many
countries
have
announced
their
official
selection
for
the
festival,
and
according
to
reports,
Pakistani
full-length
feature,

Joyland

is
joining
the
film
festival
as
the
official
selection
this
year.

Cannes 2022: Pakistani Film Joyland On Sexual Revolution Becomes Official Selection For The Film Festival


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2022:
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Of
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Fortnight
Line-Up

Notably,

Joyland

is
helmed
by
debutant
director
Saim
Sadiq,
who
in
2019
won
the
Best
Short
Film
Lion
in
Venice’s
Orizzonti
(New
Horizons)
for
his
Darling.
Joyland
this
year
will
play
in
the
second
most
important
category,
A
Certain
Regard,
known
to
include
experimental
cinema
and
works
by
newcomers.

The
news
was
shared
by
the
filmmaker
on
his
Instagram
account.
The
caption
read,
“My
amazing
cast
has
given
the
characters
of
Joyland
a
kind
of
empathy
and
humanity
that
a
moviemaker
can
only
hope
for
and
I
am
thrilled
to
experience
their
magic.”

Saim
Sadiq
in
the
caption
expressed
his
excitement
by
saying,
“I
am
so
excited
to
share
the
first
image
of
Joyland
and,
deeply
humbled
that
Joyland
is
going
to
have
it’s
world
premiere
at
the
75th
Cannes
Film
Festival.
Virtual
hugs
for
my
cast
and
crew
who
deserve
this
moment
and
so
much
more.”

The
film
according
to
reports
stars
Ali
Junejo,
Alina
Khan,
Rasti
Farooq,
Sarwat
Gilani,
Sohail
Sameer,
Salman
Peerzada,
and
Sania
Saeed
in
pivotal
roles.
Joyland
follows
a
happy
joint
family
that
yearns
for
the
birth
of
a
baby
boy
to
keep
the
lineage
alive
in
what
is
a
traditional
patriarchal
community.

cannes film festival,

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2022:
Makers
Unveil
Official
Poster
For
75th
Cannes
Film
Festival

The
official
synopsis
added,
“As
life
often
has
a
way
of
springing
surprises,
the
family’s
youngest
son
secretly
joins
an
erotic
dance
theatre
group
and
falls
in
love
with
a
transsexual
starlet,
who
is
ruthlessly
ambitious.”

Sadiq
during
an
interaction
with
Images,
hoped
that
Joyland
would
generate
positivity
and
good
debate
at
home
in
Pakistan
and
around
the
world.
He
added
that
passionate
people
have
put
a
lot
of
heart
and
soul
into
this
movie.

Story first published: Monday, April 25, 2022, 19:11 [IST]

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