The Perfect Candidate
- Saudi Arabia, Germany
- 1h 41min
- Directed by: Haifaa Al-Mansour
- Cast: Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali, Mila Al Zahrani
- Language: Arabic
Maryam (Al Zahrani) is a young doctor in Saudi Arabia who runs for office in the hope of improving the infrastructure around her clinic. Warm, crowd-pleasing drama about sisterhood and societal change: Maryam’s father (Abdulraheem) encourages his daughters and Al Zahrani is a magnetic lead.
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Reviews & features
The Perfect Candidate23 Mar 2020
Trailblazing Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour is behind this crowd-pleasing drama
Much attention will be on The Perfect Candidate's opening scene, depicting lead character Maryam (Mila Al Zahrani) driving a car. It's a seemingly natural progression from writer-director Haifaa Al-Mansour's 2012 debut Wadjda, where the title…
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