Joyland has not too long ago made it large with its first-ever win on the 75th Cannes Movie Pageant in France.
On Friday, the film was awarded the distinguished jury prize within the “Un Sure Regard” competitors, a class that reportedly centered on artistically daring films, at Cannes.
Curiously, Saim Sadiq-helmed film is the first-ever Pakistani entry on the competition that managed to beat 13 nominated films within the competitors.
Along with jury prize, Joyland additionally reportedly received the particular ‘Queer Palm’ award chaired by filmmaker Catherine Corsini.
In the meantime, Pakistan leisure fraternity additionally took to social media and poured of their congratulations to the group.
Mahira Khan remarked, “That is wonderful and congratulations to the group.”
Osman Khalid Butt wrote, “A historic win for Pakistan and Pakistani cinema.”
Oscar-Award winner, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy additionally took to Instagram and shared the “proud second”.
Furthermore, Nabeel Qureshi, the director of Na Maloom Afraad, congratulated the entire group of Joyland.
Produced by Sarmad Khoosat, the story of the film incorporates a patriarchal setup that yearn for a child boy to proceed their household lineage. Nonetheless, the youngest son secretly joins an “erotic dance theatre and falls for bold transsexual starlet”.