Malala Yousafzai To Executive Producer for Pakistan Oscar Submission Joyland
The film had its world premiere at Cannes earlier this year, where it won Queer Palm and the jury prize at the festival’s Un Certain Regard Strand.
Pakistan’s Oscar submission “Joyland”
Women’s education activist Malala Yousafzai, who heads her own film and TV production company, Extracurricular Productions, is joining Pakistan’s Oscar submission “Joyland” in the international feature category as an executive producer for “Variety” Reports. The film had its world premiere at Cannes earlier this year, where it won the Queer Palm and the Jury Prize at the festival’s Un Certain Regard Strand. It later had its North American premiere in Toronto.
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According to ‘Variety’
The film is currently playing at both the BFI London Film Festival, where it is competing for the Sutherland Award, which recognizes the most original and imaginative direction, and the Busan International Film Festival, where it is A Window on Asians. Cinema Strand. The tale of sexual rebellion sees a patriarchal family yearning for the birth of a child to continue the family line, while their youngest son secretly becomes involved in an erotic dance theater and becomes an aspiring transsexual Falls for the starlet.
Pakistani artist global cinema
Yousafzai quoted by ‘Variety’ as saying, “I am incredibly proud to support a film that proves that Pakistani actors are the best in global cinema. ‘Joyland’ brings us to those closest to us.” Family members and friends as they are, are not colored by our own expectations or social prejudice.
Produced by Lauren Mann, Joyland
In 2021, Yousafzai signed a multi-year programming deal with Apple TV+. Written and directed by Sam Sadiq and produced by Apoorva Guru Charan, Sarmad Sultan Khusat and Lauren Mann, ‘Joyland’ stars Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan, Sarwat Gilani, Sohail Sameer, Salman Pirzada and Sania Saeed.