Following last week’s long-awaited digital release of The Perfect Candidate, we’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting an online Q&A with director Haifaa Al Mansour on Wednesday 8 April at 6:30pm UK time.
The Q&A will be led by journalist, writer and editor Malu Halasa before opening up for audience questions. Join us via Zoom by signing up below, or tune in via Facebook live.
After her debut feature Wadjda (2012) broke new ground as the first-ever film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia — and the first made by a Saudi woman — director Haifaa Al Mansour returns to the kingdom with The Perfect Candidate, a tale of one woman’s quest to challenge not only the system but also herself.
We highly recommend watching this fantastic new film, streaming now on Modern Films.
Find out more about the film and Al Mansour in this interview in the Guardian.
★★★★ “Fiery and Headstrong“ The Guardian
★★★★ Little White Lies
★★★★ The Skinny
★★★★ “Compelling and timely” Empire
This Q&A is presented as part of the Arab British Centre’s SAFAR Film Festival.