Joyland

Sunday 26th February 2:00 PM - Alhambra
Joyland
Director:Saim Sadiq
Cert:15 Year: 2022 Length:126mins
Country:Pakistan
The Rana family appears to be a happy and traditional one, hoping for the birth of a boy to continue the line. Assumptions and standards are unravelled when the youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and falls in love with a trans starlet. Written and directed by Saim Sadiq, this is his first feature length film. It received a standing ovation at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Queer Palm prize for best LBGTQ, queer or feminist theme movie.

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Critics

“Sadiq’s screenplay navigates a complex web of secrets and lies, pressures and prejudices to create a soulful human drama intent on challenging narrow minds.”

Screen Daily

“Bristling with real-life energy, this drama from Pakistan is beautifully observed, depicting realistic characters who are hugely engaging. ”

Rich Cline

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