Pakistani film 'Joyland' made a splash at Cannes 2022, got two awards each
The film has won two awards at the festival. 'Joyland' is the second Pakistani film ever to be officially selected at the Cannes Film Festival.
The 75th Cannes Film Festival has concluded. Deepika Padukone was one of the jury members at this year's ceremony and stunned everyone with her style. This year's festival has proved to be really special for Pakistani film 'Joyland'.
The film has won two awards at the festival. 'Joyland' is the second Pakistani film ever to be officially selected at the Cannes Film Festival. Let us tell you that earlier in the year 2016, 'Jago Hua Savera' was included in the Cannes Film Festival, but this film did not get any award.
The film won the Cannes "Queer Palm" award for best LGBT film and won the jury prize in the "Un Certain Regard" competition. Helmed by debutant director Sam Sadiq, the film tells the story of a man who comes from a patriarchal family and joins a dance theater and falls in love with a transwoman.
Joyland tells the story of a young man born in a conservative family in Pakistan. This young man starts a job in an erotic theater (theatre for erotic plays). Here he gets involved in a relationship with a transgender. When this matter reaches his family, everyone starts opposing him on a large scale. This includes the wife of that young man.