Ali Junejo’s performance ranks as one of the finest you’ll see in any year. ” Randy Myers, Film Critic
Joyland is both a loving portrait of the people of Lahore, Pakistan and a painful depiction of how traditional gender roles and repressed sexuality harm all. Showcasing incredible performances and shot with a sharp yet kind eye, feature debut writer-director Saim Sadiq crafts an unforgettable cinematic experience about how vaguely understood but powerful societal expectations can destroy an individual, relationship, and family.
Since premiering and winning the Jury Prize in the 2022 Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, Joyland has moved audiences worldwide with its human portrayal of the limits of love in the face of patriarchy.
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