Joyland

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Its richly textured, effortlessly compassionate portrait of LGBTQ identity and desire.

Los Angeles Times

The Ranas–a happily patriarchal joint family–yearn for the birth of a baby boy to continue the family line. Their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and falls for an ambitious trans starlet. Their impossible love story slowly illuminates the entire Rana family’s desire for sexual rebellion.

Genre

Drama

Runtime

2 hours, 6 minutes

Accolades

Shortlisted for Best International Feature Oscar, premiere at Cannes

Rating

Rating Unavailable

Country

Pakistan (Urdu)

Directed by

Saim Sadiq

Written by

Maggie Briggs, Saim Sadiq

Starring

Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan, Sarwat Gilani

Ali Junejo’s performance ranks as one of the finest you’ll see in any year.

San Jose Mercury News