Crítica do filme árabe The Perfect Candidate, no primeiro dia do Festival de Sundance 2020.
Posted by Razão de Aspecto on Friday, January 24, 2020
The Perfect Candidate / Germany & Arábia Saudita (Director: Haifaa Al Mansour; Screenwriters: Haifaa Al Mansour, Brad Niemann; Principal Cast: Mila Alzahrani, Dhay Khalid Abdulraheem, Shafi Alharthy). The first Saudi woman to direct a feature film, Haifaa Al Mansour broke out with Wadjda and returns to her roots with The Perfect Candidate, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and is Saudi Arabia’s Academy Award entry for Best International Feature Film. When Maryam, a hardworking young doctor in a small-town clinic, is prevented from flying to Dubai for a conference without a male guardian’s approval, she seeks help from a politically connected cousin but inadvertently registers as a candidate for the municipal council. Maryam sees the election as a way to fix the muddy road in front of her clinic, but her campaign slowly garners broader appeal.