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OSCILLOSCOPE LABORATORIES presents JOYLAND A film by SAIM SADIQ. The debut feature from writer-director Saim Sadiq, JOYLAND explores the many sides of love and desire in a patriarchal society. Gentle and timid, Haider (Ali Junejo) lives with his wife Mumtaz (Rasti Farooq), his father, and his elder brother's family in Lahore, Pakistan. Following a long spell of unemployment, Haider finally lands a job at an erotic dance theater, telling his family he is a theater manager, when in actuality, he is a backup dancer. The unusual position shakes up the steadfast traditional dynamics of his household and enables Haider to break out of his shell. As he acclimates to the new job, Haider becomes infatuated with the strong-willed trans woman Biba (Alina Khan) who runs the show-an unforeseen partnership that opens his eyes and ultimately his worldview, in ways both unexpected and intimate.

FEATURES:

Festival De Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury Prize

Winner 2024 Independent Spirit Awards - Best International Feature

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Darling - Short Film
  • Nice Talking To You - Short Film
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary
  • Theatrical Trailer

JOYLAND

OSCILLOSCOPE LABORATORIES presents JOYLAND A film by SAIM SADIQ. The debut feature from writer-director Saim Sadiq, JOYLAND explores the many sides of love and desire in a patriarchal society. Gentle and timid, Haider (Ali Junejo) lives with his wife Mumtaz (Rasti Farooq), his father, and his elder brother's family in Lahore, Pakistan. Following a long spell of unemployment, Haider finally lands a job at an erotic dance theater, telling his family he is a theater manager, when in actuality, he is a backup dancer. The unusual position shakes up the steadfast traditional dynamics of his household and enables Haider to break out of his shell. As he acclimates to the new job, Haider becomes infatuated with the strong-willed trans woman Biba (Alina Khan) who runs the show-an unforeseen partnership that opens his eyes and ultimately his worldview, in ways both unexpected and intimate.

FEATURES:

Festival De Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury Prize

Winner 2024 Independent Spirit Awards - Best International Feature

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Darling - Short Film
  • Nice Talking To You - Short Film
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary
  • Theatrical Trailer

JOYLAND

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Artist: Joyland
Format: DVD
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OSCILLOSCOPE LABORATORIES presents JOYLAND A film by SAIM SADIQ. The debut feature from writer-director Saim Sadiq, JOYLAND explores the many sides of love and desire in a patriarchal society. Gentle and timid, Haider (Ali Junejo) lives with his wife Mumtaz (Rasti Farooq), his father, and his elder brother's family in Lahore, Pakistan. Following a long spell of unemployment, Haider finally lands a job at an erotic dance theater, telling his family he is a theater manager, when in actuality, he is a backup dancer. The unusual position shakes up the steadfast traditional dynamics of his household and enables Haider to break out of his shell. As he acclimates to the new job, Haider becomes infatuated with the strong-willed trans woman Biba (Alina Khan) who runs the show-an unforeseen partnership that opens his eyes and ultimately his worldview, in ways both unexpected and intimate.

FEATURES:

Festival De Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury Prize

Winner 2024 Independent Spirit Awards - Best International Feature

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Darling - Short Film
  • Nice Talking To You - Short Film
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary
  • Theatrical Trailer

JOYLAND

        
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