Trailers/Videos

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
ColoristFabiana Cardalda
Director of photographyPatrick Orth
Camera operatorConrad LobstB-Cam + Gimbal R2 | Saudi Arabia
Gimbal system operatorConrad Lobst
1st assistant cameraChristoph Kunze
1st assistant cameraMartin Lübke1.AC B-Kamera
2nd assistant cameraMartin Lübke
2nd assistant cameraTorsten SeidlerZusatz - 1 Tag Rückladen Verleih
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
GafferMathias Beier
Best boyFalk Oettel
Makeup artist / hair stylistGrete Pfleger
Key makeup artist/hair stylistDorothea Wiedermann
ComposerVolker Bertelmann
ProducerHaifaa Al Mansour
ProducerGerhard Meixner
ProducerBrad Niemann
ProducerRoman Paul
Assistant-/ junior-producerFlora Rumpler
Production designerOlivier Meidinger76TH Venice International Film, Competition
Prop masterMarie-Catherine Theiler
Standby propsAnja Heinicke
Graphic artistMartin Klinge
Line producerOle Nicolaisen
Production managerOle Nicolaisen
Production supervisorJan Enderlein30.03.19 - 19.04.19
Production supervisorTristan Hume
Post production supervisorFlora Rumpler
Travel coordinatorSvenja JordenShipping Coordinator
Health and safety coordinatorGrit Belitz
ScreenwriterHaifaa Al Mansour
ScreenwriterBrad Niemann
Production sound mixerUve Haußig
Sound re-recording mixerOlaf Mehl
Sound designerSebastian Schmidt [3]
Supervising dialog editorSebastian Heyser
Adr recordistMarc MeusingerADR in Riyadh (KSA)

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH [de]Germany

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbH
Lighting and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbH
CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbHCostume supplies
PropsI-Sight-Mediainteraktive Desktop-Animationen
Image/EditingThe Post Republic GmbH
Sound (Postproduction)Metrix Media
Sound (Postproduction)MMZ Mitteldeutsches Multimediazentrum Halle (Saale) GmbHDOLBY ATMOS Mixing Stage
Sound (Postproduction)studiogelb

Awards

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

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2020USAPalm Springs International Film FestivalAwards Buzz: Best International Feature Film nominiert
2020NetherlandsRotterdam International Film FestivalVoices: Limelight
2020GermanyFestival des Deutschen Films
2019South KoreaBusan International Film FestivalSektion: A Window On Asian Cinema
2019ItalyVenice International Film FestivalVenezia 76
2019United KingdomBFI London Film FestivalCompetition: Best Film
2019GermanyHof Int. Film Festival
2019CanadaToronto International Film Festival (TIFF)Contemporary World Cinema

TV-broadcast

TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Thursday, 04/03/2021, 8.50 PMCanal+ Cinéma
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Thursday, 25/02/2021, 10.35 PMCanal+ Cinéma

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 12/08/2020
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 12/03/2020
PremiereThursday, 29/08/2019Venice Film Festival