The Perfect Candidate

Dir. Haifaa Al Mansour
Victoria Hall
19 Jan 2023 7:30pm - 10:00pm
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Saudi Arabia 2019, 101 mins. Director Haifaa Al Mansour. Starring Mila Al Zahrani, Dae Al Hilali, Khalid Abdulraheem.

When Maryam, a determined young doctor, is prevented from flying to Dubai for a conference without a male guardian’s approval, she seeks help from a politically connected cousin and 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 sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town’s first female candidate. We are given a wry amusing glimpse of life for women in Saudi Arabia, a life that is changing but rather slowly.

Please book a seat by 1pm on the day of the film
Tickets: £7 Members / £10 Non-Members
Doors open at 7.00pm for pre-film drinks
Film starts at 7.30pm
Film Talk at 9.30pm