Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda), the first Saudi woman to direct a feature film, returns with another salute to the indomitable female spirit, as Dr. Maryam, an overworked medic at an under-resourced clinic, decides to run for a seat on the municipal council. The Perfect Candidate brilliantly exposes the tensions, within Saudi Arabia, of a place where a certain modernity rubs up against a seemingly entrenched conservatism, especially for women.
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