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Joyland

Saim Saidq | 2022 | 126 MINS
Pakistan
PRIDE MONTH

International Panorama: Pakistan

Winner of the 2022 jury prize at Cannes. A conservative family in Pakistan is torn apart when a son falls in love with a transgender erotic dancer, in Saim Sadiq’s riveting queer drama.

In Detail

Haider is an unemployed married man living in Lahore. Sensitive in disposition and accepting of his wife’s ambitions, he finds his masculinity ridiculed by his stern, wheelchair-bound father and older alpha-male brother.

Encountering Biba a trans woman who performs in an erotic theatre group, Haider finds welcome release in this safe space. Employed as a back-up dancer in her act, Haider and Biba fall in love, upturning the uneasy balance of his family.

Emotional, tender, and quietly radical, there is still an elation to ‘Joyland’ that makes it worthy of luxuriating within.

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JOYLAND
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
BRITISH QUEER CINEMA TALK
PRIDE

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