‘Joyland’ to reportedly release on November 24 in Pakistan | The Express Tribune
Saeem Sadiq after winning several international awards Joyland It will be released in Pakistan on November 24. Express Pk. The federal and provincial censor boards have given the green flag to the award-winning film.
Sadiq always maintained this Joyland It was intended to be watched by the Pakistanis, but the question of whether this could happen was a matter of debate. But Saim has assured that there is nothing in his film that would trouble the censor board.
Reiterating that the film was always meant to be seen by Pakistanis – with the Cannes win being a cherry on top – he added, “I knew that the intention of showing the film in Pakistan was always there. From there, this other thing of going to Cannes and stuff, it just happened. But I filmed it to show it here.
Joyland A courageous portrait of a transgender dancer in a Muslim country first made headlines when it won the Cannes Queer Palm prize for best LGBT, queer or feminist film. Directed by Sadiq, the story of the sexual revolution tells the story of the youngest son in a patriarchal family who is expected to father a child with his wife. Instead he joins an erotic dance theater and falls for the troupe’s director, a transwoman.
It was the first Pakistani competition entry at the Cannes Film Festival and also won the Jury Prize in the “Un Certain Regard” competition, which focuses on young, innovative cinematic talent. “It’s a very powerful film, which represents everything we stand for,” French director Catherine Corsini, head of the Queer Palm jury, told AFP earlier.
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