The iconic Pakistani film which received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival is on its way to bag yet another coveted award.
Joyland, directed by Saim Sadiq has been nominated by The Independent Spirit Awards in the category of Best International Film. This achievement sets a precedent for upcoming Pakistani filmmakers. The Independent Spirit Awards will be held on March 4, 2023, in California, US.
Joyland will be in competition with Marie Kreutzer’s Corsage, Martika Ramirez Escobar’s Leonor Will Never Die, Davy Chou’s Return to Seoul, and Alice Diop’s Saint Omer.
For those unversed, Sadiq’s directorial began its journal with a Cannes entry bagging the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard category, then securing the Best Film award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, and finally landed itself as Pakistan’s official submission for the Oscars.
Most recently, Joyland was the subject of controversy in its homeland on the basis of ‘objectionable’ content. The film was initially banned by the Central Board of Film Censors but was eventually unbanned by a committee formed by the Pakistani prime minister. However, the government of Punjab has not allowed the film to be screened.
The film boasts an ensemble cast of Sarwat Gilani, Sarmad Khoosat, Sania Saeed, Alina Khan, Sana Jafri, and Ali Junejo.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|