‘The Perfect Candidate’ Fights for Women’s Rights on DVD, VOD June 29

The Perfect Candidate


Coming to VOD and DVD June 29, 2021

“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

The Perfect Candidate

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 Candidate will 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 292021.

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.

Format: 2.39:1

Sound Format:  5.1

Rating: NR

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

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