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The Perfect Candidate (PG)

From director Haifaa Al Mansour, this drama offers a revealing look at the changing roles of women in Saudi Arabia.

The Perfect Candidate follows Maryam (Mila Al Zahrani), a determined young doctor who runs for city council after the male incumbent repeatedly ignores her request to fix the muddy road leading to her clinic. Maryam’s creative and ambitious campaign builds momentum, becoming a symbol for a larger movement, juggling strict social norms, gender segregation and the influence of her eccentric family.