Sarwat Gilani is set to attend the Cannes Film Festival this year

Sarwat Gilani takes the direction of Cannes! The actor will be part of the entourage of Saim Siddiqui’s film joyland, which will be screened on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the prestigious film festival. Sarwat confirmed the news on his Instagram Stories, sharing news articles claiming the actor will be part of the festival this year.

In other good news, Sarwat shared on social media that his recent OTT offering Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam will be screened at the 24th UK Asian Film Festival this year.

The feature film category at Cannes only has a limited number of 14 films and it’s an incredibly proud moment that a Pakistani film has been selected – that too for the first time in history!

Actress Sana Jafri, who stars in the feature film alongside actor Ali Junejo, took to Instagram with a screenshot from Cannes’ official website which displayed their film’s name in the Uncertain Look category . Speaking about making history, she wrote, “Yeah guys this is real. It happened, history was recreated. [This is] the first Pakistani feature film at the Cannes Film Festival!

While Saim has achieved a bigger new feat this year, it is not the first time he has done the country proud. His short film, Darlingwon the Best Short Film category at the Venice Biennale last year.

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