The Perfect Candidate

The Perfect Candidate

A FILM BY: Haifaa Al Mansour
WRITTEN BY: Haifaa Al Mansour, Brad Niemann
STARRING: Mila Alzahrani, Dhay, Khalid Abdulrhim, Shafi Al Harthy

Opens Friday, May 21st 

A revealing look at the changing roles of women in Saudi Arabia from director Haifaa Al Mansour (WADJDA), THE PERFECT CANDIDATE follows Maryam, a determined young doctor who runs for city council after the male incumbent repeatedly ignores her request to fix the muddy road leading to her clinic. Despite her father and her community’s struggle to accept her as their town’s first female candidate, Maryam’s creative and ambitious campaign builds momentum, becoming a symbol for a larger movement.

In Arabic with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 2019
Country of Origin: Saudi Arabia
Language: Arabic
Run Time: 105 mins
Format: DCP