The Perfect Candidate

  • 2019
  • 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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ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees (0.0 miles)

64 Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, England, TS18 1LL
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Fri 24 Apr

£8 (£4)

  • 17:15 – 18:56

Sat 25 Apr

£8 (£4)

  • 20:00 – 21:41

Wed 29 Apr

£8 (£4)

  • 19:30 – 21:11

Thu 30 Apr

£8 (£4)

  • 14:00 – 15:41

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham (0.0 miles)

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, England, B12 9QH
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Fri 24 Apr

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£7.75–£10.25

Tue 28 Apr

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The Perfect Candidate

23 Mar 20203 stars

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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