Brief synopsis

    A determined young Saudi doctor’s surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town’s first female candidate.
    (https://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2019/venezia-76-competition/perfect-candidate)

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Mila Al ZahraniMaryam [L]
    Nourah Al AwadSara [L]
    Khalid AbdulrhimAbdulaziz [L]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Production accountantIris Karmaat
    Director of photographyPatrick Orth
    Camera operatorConrad LobstB-Cam
    Gimbal system operatorConrad Lobst
    1st assistant cameraMartin Lübke1.AC B-Kamera
    1st assistant cameraChristoph Kunze
    2nd assistant cameraTorsten SeidlerZusatz - 1 Tag Rückladen Verleih
    2nd assistant cameraMartin Lübke
    Costume designerHeike Fademrecht76TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, COMPETITION
    Assistant costume designerTatjana JungKB Heike Fademrecht
    WardrobeLydia Popp
    DirectorHaifaa Al Mansour
    1st AD (local system)Gregor Stitzl
    Script supervisorLouise Wildemann
    EditorAndreas Wodraschke
    Assistant editorDaniel McMahon
    Key/dolly gripErik Sens
    Makeup artist / hair stylistGrete Pfleger
    Key makeup artist/hair stylistDorothea Wiedermann
    ComposerVolker Bertelmann
    ProducerRoman Paul
    ProducerHaifaa Al Mansour
    ProducerBrad Niemann
    ProducerGerhard Meixner
    Assistant-/ junior-producerFlora Rumpler
    Production designerOlivier Meidinger
    Prop masterMarie-Catherine Theiler
    Standby propsAnja Heinicke
    Unit production managerOle Nicolaisen
    Production supervisorTristan Hume
    Production supervisorJan Enderlein30.03.19 - 19.04.19
    Post production supervisorFlora Rumpler
    Health and safety coordinatorGrit Belitz
    ScreenwriterBrad Niemann
    ScreenwriterHaifaa Al Mansour
    Production sound mixerUve Haußig
    Sound re-recording mixerOlaf Mehl
    Sound designerSebastian Schmidt [3]
    Supervising dialog editorSebastian Heyser
    Adr recordistMarc MeusingerADR (Riyadh/KSA)
    ColoristFabiana Cardalda

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH [de]Germany

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Cameras and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbH
    Lighting and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbH
    PropsI-Sight-Mediainteraktive Desktop-Animationen
    Image/EditingThe Post Republic GmbH
    Sound (Postproduction)Metrix Media
    Sound (Postproduction)studiogelb

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Heike Fademrecht2019Winner
    Olivier Meidinger2019Winner
    Haifaa Al Mansour2019Venice Int. Film Festival [it]Venezia 76Nominated

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2019South KoreaBusan International Film FestivalSektion: A Window On Asian Cinema
    2019ItalyVenice International Film FestivalVenezia 76
    2019Great BritainBFI London Film FestivalCompetition: Best Film
    2019GermanyHof Int. Film Festival
    2019CanadaToronto International Film Festival (TIFF)Contemporary World Cinema

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    PremiereThursday, 29/08/2019Venice Film Festival