“a candid, often wryly amusing glimpse of life inside the Saudi kingdom” -Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
“Eye-opening…a feel-good Middle East tale with an irresistible heroine.” -Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
“A sly, buoyant social drama…fresh and hopeful.” -Jessica Kiang, Rolling Stone
Acclaimed Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour offers a revealing look at the changing roles of women in Saudi Arabia with her latest film, THE PERFECT CANDIDATE. The film, which follows a young female doctor who runs as her town’s first female candidate for city council, will make its VOD and DVD debut beginning June 29th following its recent theatrical release in select cities nationwide.
Synopsis – The Perfect Candidate
When Maryam, a hardworking young doctor in a small-town clinic, is prevented from flying to Dubai for a conference without a male guardian’s approval, she seeks help from a politically connected cousin but inadvertently registers as a candidate for the municipal council. Maryam sees the election as a way to fix the muddy road in front of her clinic, but her campaign slowly garners broader appeal. Maryam’s creative and ambitious campaign builds momentum, becoming a symbol for a larger movement.
Following along its ongoing limited theatrical release, The Perfect Candidatewill be released on all major digital platforms (AppleTV, Amazon, GooglePlay, Vudu, YouTube, Music Box Direct and more) and DVD, with special bonus features, for the first time beginning June 29, 2021.
The Perfect Candidate
Music Box Films Home Entertainment
VOD & DVD RELEASE DATE: June 29, 2021
DVD SRP: $29.95
Director: Haifaa Al Mansour
Cast: Mila Alzahrani, Dhay, Khalid Abdulrhim, Shafi Al Harthy
Running Time: 105 min.
Sound Format: 5.1
Country: Saudi Arabia/Germany
Language: Arabic w/ English subtitles
Feature Audio Commentary with Director Haifaa Al Mansour
Making of The Perfect Candidate Featurette
Cinema Cafe discussion with Haifaa Al Mansour and Bassem Youssef from Sundance