Pakistani trans drama ‘Joyland’ wins ‘Queer Palm’ as Cannes film festival accused of ‘cold-shouldering’ award
“It’s a very powerful film, that represents everything that we stand for,” Queer Palm jury head, French director Catherine Corsini, told AFP.
Cannes film festival accused of ‘cold-shouldering the Queer Palm’
‘Joyland’ left Cannes audiences slack-jawed and admiring and got a standing ovation from the opening night’s crowd.
Trans rights in Pakistan
The diary-type film, set in the film-maker’s hometown, shows a traditional society in which parents care more about their reputation than about their gay children’s happiness.
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