The diva of the country Sarwat Gillani is all set to appear on the red carpet of the Festival de Cannes this year. Her movie “Joyland” selects to feature in the special category. This is a proud moment for the entertainment industry as well as we as a nation.
This year artists from Pakistan are shining like a diamond. After getting an Oscar (Riz Ahmed), there is another feather about to prestige the cap of the entertainment industry. A beautiful movie by Saim Sadiq “Joyland “ is all set to premiere at the prestigious 75th Festival de Cannes. It will feature under the category of A Certain Regard, known for including experimental cinema and newcomer works. This is the second most important and special category in the festival. The film stars Ali Junejo, Alina Khan, Rasti Farooq, Sarwat Gillani, Sohail Sameer, Salman Peerzada, and Sania Saeed. Joe Saade (“Costa Brava Lebanon,” “Broken Keys”) is the Cinematographer. The Festival will start from May 17 to May 28, 2022.
Little about the movie
The movie revolves around a boy who used to live in a patriarchal household. He is the youngest one in the house so he is the most loved and pampered one as well. Secretly he joins the group of erotic dance theater. However, things take an ugly turn when he falls in love with a transwoman. The story revolves around the feelings and transition of sexual rebellion that happened for the first time in the conservative family.
Saim Sadiq is swooning with joy after the selection. His reaction was “My incredible cast has given Joyland’s characters a kind of empathy and humanity that a filmmaker can only wish for and I am thrilled to experience their magic,”.
Sarwat Gillani is playing an important role in the movie. Moreover, this movie has a unique take on traditional household mentality and feelings. By reaching this platform we can tell our side of the stories and the world will hear them with joy and interest. After the news, almost all the entertainment fraternity wished “Joyland’s” team to achieve this milestone.