The Movie Waffler First Trailer For Haifaa Al Mansour's THE PERFECT CANDIDATE | The Movie Waffler

Sponsor

First Trailer For Haifaa Al Mansour's THE PERFECT CANDIDATE

the perfect candidate
First look at the latest drama from the ground-breaking Saudi filmmaker.


Saudi filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour famously defied her country's misogynist laws by filming her 2012 debut Wadjda, often having to direct her actors while hiding in the back of a van.

After making her English language debut with the Elle Fanning vehicle Mary Shelley, al-Mansour has returned to Saudi Arabia to stir the feminist pot once more with The Perfect Candidate, the story of a female doctor who controversially runs as a candidate in a local election. Mila Alzahrani, Dhay, Khalid Abdulrahim and Shafi Al Harthy star.


A UK/ROI release has yet to be announced, but you can check out the trailer below.


The official synopsis reads:

A determined young Saudi doctor’s surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town's first female candidate.