Joyland selected for Toronto International Film Festival

KARACHI: Saim Sadiq has stirred quite the magic with his latest directorial, Joyland. From being selected for Cannes to receiving a standing ovation and two awards, Joyland has perhaps turned out to be one movie that audiences across the globe cannot wait to watch. While Sydney welcomed the film a few weeks ago, Pakistani audiences are likely to witness it in cinemas later this year. However, it is now Toronto’s turn to see what team Joyland has put together.

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Joyland that is an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival will see its North American premiere at the festival being held between September 8 and 18. Starring Alina Khan, Ali Junejo, Sarwat Gilani, Sania Saeed and others as main characters of the movie, Joyland tells the story of a patriarchal family that yearns for the birth of another boy. Meanwhile, their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theater and falls for an ambitious trans starlet.

Joyland might be the only Pakistani film going to the international film festival but we will see some other familiar faces as well. Starring Pakistan’s favourite Sajal Ali and written by Jemima Goldsmith, What's Love Got To Do With It will also be screened at the festival, marking its world premiere.

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