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Haifaa Al Mansour – The Perfect Candidate #Venezia76

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A talk with the first woman director from Saudi Arabia on her new film The Perfect Candidate. She is also the winner of the FRED Film Radio Award.

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4 min. and 22 sec.

PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Haifaa Al Mansour, director of the film The Perfect Candidate.

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Haifaa Al Mansour is an energetic woman, with a positive vibe that flows around her. When talking about her new film The Perfect Candidate, she explains the importance of sisterhood between all women of the world and the slow but inevitable evolution of Saudi society towards women and social rules.

The Perfect Candidate: 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.


  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Haifaa Al Mansour
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    The Perfect Candidate
  • Festival section
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