“A film of small revolutions” (FAZ): that’s THE PERFECT CANDIDATE by Haifaa Al Mansour, who was also represented at the Hof International Film Festival in 2018 with MARY SHELLEY. Haifaa Al Mansour is a true film pioneer. Her film WADJDA (2012) was not only the first film by a female Saudi Arabian director, it was the first film to ever be completed entirely in Saudia Arabia.
The focus of THE PERFECT CANDIDATE is the doctor Maryam, who lives and works in a small town in Saudi Arabia. Despite her excellent skills, she has to earn the respect of the staff and patients every day anew. But Maryam wants more – she wants justice and she wants things to change.
The film tells of the social change in Saudi Arabia, directly and with fine nuances. This is very moving and is an incentive in the never-ending fight for justice. From Thursday, 12 March 2020 in German cinemas.