THE PERFECT CANDIDATE – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

A few years ago, Haifaa Al-Mansour made history with her Wadjda, a delightful tale of a little girl in Riyadh who really just desperately wants a bicycle. After a few detours into English-language, Western-set films, Al-Mansour returns home with The Perfect Candidate, about a young doctor who runs for her local Riyadh municipal council.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK May 25, 2018: MARY SHELLEY

motw logo 1-35Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour’s biopic about Frankenstein author Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s romance with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley — and her struggle to be recognized as a female author — is a compelling, atmospheric, truth-based tale of a truly gifted woman who courageously rebelled against the repressive customs of her day. Continue reading…

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