Guardian Ranks Joyland As One Of The Best Movies In 2023

English publication The Guardian ranks Joyland among the top movies of 2023. Joyland is one of the most popular films that captured everyone’s attention. The movie hit the sweet spot with the taboo topic that no one saw it coming.

The film internationally gained endless popularity that Guardian ranked Joyland among the best films of 2023.

Guardian Ranks Joyland Among The Top Movies Of 2023
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It’s good to see that Saim Sadiq’s masterpiece is still waving even after a year of its release. The Oscar-short-listed film is on the list with Polite Society.

The Guardian described the film as the “subtle trans drama from Pakistan that explores the unsettled social and sexual identities of a widower and his children with delicacy and tenderness.”

Guardian Ranks Joyland Among Top Movies of 2023

Joyland received massive attention during the Cannes premiere when it became the first Pakistani film to be screened at Cannes.

Joyland, first Pakistani film selected in Cannes, receives standing ovation  at premiere | Arab News PK
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Guardian since the first day of Joyland’s release praised the movie in every way possible. They wrote, “This is a movie about people who find their inner lives, and their sense of themselves don’t match what is expected of them. Their feeling of wrongness is part of what they have to suppress, from day to day.”

The film has been hailed as a “boundary-breaker” and “crowdpleaser” by Variety and has received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.

Joyland (2022) - IMDb
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Alina Khan and Saim Sadiq proudly shared the achievement on their Instagram Stories.

Despite being Joyland banned by the government of Pakistan, Joyland managed to reach all over the globe even in the neighboring country India where people praised every second of the movie.

The film stars Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan, Sarwat Gilani, and Salmaan Peerzada.  Joyland tells a love story between a middle-class boy and a transgender star, and made its debut at Cannes earlier this year, earning a jury prize and standing ovations.

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