Cannes: Pakistan Film ‘Joyland’ Picked Up By Film Constellation, WME – What We Know!

Movie Constellation, a U.Ok- and France-based gross sales agency, has been appointed to deal with worldwide rights for “Joyland,” which is ready to be the primary Pakistan-made movie in Official Choice on the Cannes Movie Pageant. Gross sales duties can be shared with WME Impartial, which is is representing North American rights.

The story of sexual revolution sees a fortunately patriarchal joint household yearn for the start of a child boy to proceed the household line, whereas their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and falls for an formidable transsexual starlet.

The movie is the characteristic debut of author and director Saim Sadiq, whose earlier quick movie “Darling” received the Orizzonti Finest Quick Movie award on the 2019 Venice Movie Pageant and was acquired for worldwide distribution by Focus Options.
 
The movie stars Ali Junejo, Alina Khan, Rasti Farooq, Sarwat Gilani, Sohail Sameer, Salman Peerzada, and Sania Saeed. Cinematography is by Joe Saade (“Costa Brava Lebanon,” “Damaged Keys”).

Manufacturing is by Apoorva Guru Charan, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat (“Circus of Life”) and Lauren Mann (“Swiss Military Man,” “The Card Counter”). It was produced via all caps & Khoosat Movies in affiliation with Variety Rent, One Two Twenty Leisure, Blood Moon Artistic, Movie Producers, Astrakan and Noruz Movies, from producers Kathryn M. Moseley, Oliver Ridge, April Shih, and Katharina Otto-Bernstein.
 
Govt Producers are Ramin Bahrani, William Olsson, Jen Goyne Blake, Tiffany Boyle, Elsa Ramo, Hari Charana Prasad, Sukanya Puvvula, Oleg Dubson, Kathrin Lohmann, and Owais Ahmed.

“My wonderful solid has given the characters of Joyland a form of empathy and humanity {that a} filmmaker can solely hope for and I’m thrilled for the world to expertise their magic,” stated Sadiq.

“Saim has weaved a young and sensual modern-day household story, wrestling with the burden of manufactured gender roles. It radiates the shared need to dwell and love with out compromise,” stated Fabien Westerhoff, CEO of Movie Constellation.

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