We open this year's edition of the festival with this exciting Pakistani Oscar entry
Ketelhuis 2 & 3
Punjabi and Urdu
Joyland is the oldest entertainment park of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province in Pakistan. It's a place for people like Haider and his pregnant wife Mumtaz go to forget about their sorrows for a while. She is suffering under the pressures that the patriarchal society brings - she has to produce a male heir - and he is hiding a secret. Haider secretly works as background dancer for Biba, a trans woman who performs in an exotic dance club.
When he falls for her, a culture clash will be unleashed that will obliterate his conservative surroundings.
The deserved winner of the Queer Palm at Cannes filmfestival.