Joyland” received a 10 minute standing ovation at the Cannes film festival

Mahnoor Jalal

Mahnoor Jalal

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We have reached the middle of 2022 and already this has been a good year for the Pakistani entertainment industry with how our talent doesn’t just receive praises nationally but is also transcending borders. Songs like Pasoori were in the Spotify list of Top 50 songs, and then Arooj Aftab won a Grammy, and now Saim Sadiq’s film “Joyland” has received positive feedback as well as a 10 minute standing ovation at the Cannes film festival

This is an incredibly proud moment for Pakistani filmmakers that for the first time, a Pakistani film starring a transgender actress received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. And all Pakistanis reacted with tears of happiness and joy

Like the rest of Pakistanis we are super happy and over whelmed with how our talent is transcending international borders and giving proof that we are such talented and hard working people. Congratulations to the entire “Joyland” team, we hope that this is just the start, and there is more success to come soon.