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Pakistani film 'Joyland' receives standing ovation at Cannes

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Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Pakistani film 'Joyland' has garnered a great response at the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival as the cast of the movie received a standing ovation at its premiere.

A video from the prestigious event is making rounds on social media in which the director Saim Sadiq can be seen gleaming with happiness upon receiving the felicitations for his remarkable job, reports geo.tv.

For the unversed, the film has been selected for the Un Certain Regard category.

Cannes only takes in a limited number of 14 films in the category and it is a moment of immense pleasure that a Pakistani film made the cut - that too for the first time in history!

The cast and crew represented the country as they arrived at the star-studded glamour-filled event.

Meanwhile, other stars of the film fraternity including actor Osman Khalid Butt and director Nabeel Qureshi have been showering congratulatory messages on the 'Joyland' team for a moment of pride.

--IANS

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