The Perfect Candidate

Allowed 104 minutes 2019 6.5

Saudi doctor Maryam Alsafan is tired of poor conditions for health care in her hometown and decides to do something that no woman has done before – she campaigns for a spot on the city council. It becomes the start of an uphill battle for both her and her family against deeply rooted notions of a woman’s role in Saudi society. BAFTA-nominated director Haifaa Al-Mansour previously directed Wadjda, a film that won several awards at film festivals around the world.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Actor: Mila Al Zahrani, Dae Al Hilali, Nora Al Awad
Country: Saudi Arabia, Germany
Language: Arabic, English