Cert: 15A


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Haider, married without children, is the youngest of two sons in a traditional Lahore family, where everyone lives under the same roof, and the main concern is ensuring the birth of a male heir. So,when Haider become a backup dancer to trans artist Biba, he keeps secret the true nature of his work. Soon he becomes attracted to Biba and before long the two are involved in an illicit romance.This impressive feature debut from Saim Sadiquses its complex central love story to sensitively explore societal expectations and rebellion. Joyland is the first ever Pakistani film chosen for the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, and has also been selected as Pakistan’s submission to the 2023 Oscars.

Joyland Performance 1

Director: Saim Sadiq

Cast: Ali Junejo, Alina Khan, Rasti Farooq


Winner-Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2022

Winner-Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival 2022


Cannes Film Festival 2022

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2022

Toronto International Film Festival 2022

Indie Cork 2022

BFI London Film Festival2022

Belfast Film Festival 2022

Sundance Film Festival 2023