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The Perfect Candidate (N/C 12+)

7-8 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue GFT
Location of GFT


The screening on 7 March will be followed by a Q&A with director Haifaa Al-Mansour

Reforming a whole society begins with individual acts of courage in The Perfect Candidate, the latest film from Wadjda director Haifaa Al-Mansour. Maryam (Mila Alzahrani) is a dedicated small town doctor in Saudi Arabia constantly faced with the sexist attitudes of colleagues and patients. Her trip to a medical conference in Dubai is threatened by irregularities in travel papers that require male permission. Frustration inspires Maryam to stand for election to her local council. It is the first step in a campaign to win hearts, minds and make the changes that she longs to see.

Thanks to Modern Films

  • Director Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • Cast Mila Alzahrani, Nourah Al Awad, Khalid Abdulrhim
  • Running Time 1h41m
  • Certificate N/C 12+
  • Country Saudi Arabia / Germany
  • Language Arabic with English subtitles
  • Year of Production 2019

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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