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Pakistan Reverses Course, Bans Joyland From Cinemas


A man operates a projector at a cinema house in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Pakistan has reversed a previous decision to show the country's Oscar entry in the best international feature film category, Joyland, and has banned it from movie theaters, a government official said on November 14. The movie, which features a love story between a married man and a transgender woman, is Pakistan's entry for next year's Academy Awards and was a prizewinner at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Joyland director Saim Sadiq condemned the government decision, calling it "unconstitutional and illegal." To read the original story from AP, click here.

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