Pakistan selects Saim Sadiq’s Cannes title ‘Joyland’ as Oscar submission

Pakistan has selected Saim Sadiq’s Joyland as its submission for best international feature at the Oscars 2023.

Sadiq’s debut feature follows a married man who joins an exotic dance troupe and falls in love with the lead dancer, a trans woman. The cast comprises Ali Junejo, Alina Khan, Rasti Farooq, Sarwat Gilani, Sohail Sameer, Salman Peerzada, and Sania Saeed.