PASC nominates ‘Joyland’ for Oscars


The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has selected Joyland to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the 'International Feature Film Award’ category for the 95th Academy Awards. Written and directed by Saim Sadiq, and produced by Apoorva Guru Charan, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and Lauren Mann, Joyland features Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan, Sarwat Gillani, Salman Peerzada, Sohail Sameer and Sania Saeed. Shot in Lahore, the film is a bittersweet tale of repressed desire and the quest for individual freedom Speaking about the selection of Joyland, the writer and director Saim Sadiq has said, "I am humbled, thankful, and excited about this immense honor to represent Pakistan at the Oscars with a film that I truly believe is an honest and compassionate representation of who we are as people.” The Oscar Committee for 2022 has been chaired by two-time Academy Award and Emmy winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and also includes Ali Sethi, Omar Shahid Hamid, Rafay Mahmood, Samina Ahmad, Jerjees Seja, Bee Gul, Rizwan Beyg, Mo Azmi, and Zeba Bakhtiar.