126 minutes | 2022 | Pakistan | Narrative |
Urdu | sub. English | 17+

Joyland Poster


XXI 2 | FRI 2 DEC | 12:15
XXI 1 | SAT 3 DEC | 12:30


When Rana’s happy family want a baby boy, Rana’s youngest child secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and falls in love with a very ambitious young trans star. Their love story slowly illuminates the desire of all members of Rana’s family to commit sexual rebellion.



Saim Sadiq


Director’s Filmography


Darling (short)



Nice Talking to You (short)


Production Company

All Caps

Khoosat Films

Diversity Hire Ltd.

One Two Twenty Entertainment

Blood Moon Creative

NNB Digital Media

Film Manufacturers Inc.

Astrakan AB

Noruz Films





Cannes Film Festival 2022

Winner, Un Certain Regard Jury Prize

Winner, Queer Palm

Toronto International Film Festival 2022

Official selection

Pakistan entry for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards 2023

Director's Profile

Saim Sadiq

Saim Sadiq

Saim Sadiq is a Pakistani filmmaker with a background in anthropology. Saim's earlier documentary work was showcased by various national networks on television, went viral on social media in Pakistan, and was featured by BBC's Free Speech Stories. His first short film “Pasban” screened at numerous festivals around the globe. His latest short Nice Talking to You was awarded Vimeo's Best Director along with five other awards at the 2018 Columbia University thesis film showcase. He is the recipient of the Kodak Student Scholarship Gold Award 2018, selected as the top winner from students across the world.

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