The Perfect Candidate (PG)
Celebrated Saudi director Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda) returns with an inspiring drama about a young doctor unexpectedly becoming an electoral candidate. She wants something done about potholes which are impeding access to her hospital. When she discovers that the only way to achieve this is by becoming a local councillor, she puts herself forward as a candidate. We follow her election campaign, witnessing her determination and charisma in winning over her family and the community at large, as they struggle to accept their town’s first female candidate.
“It’s deeply thrilling – possibly one of the most exhilarating moments you’ll see in a film all year” Kevin Maher, The Times.
Saudi Arabia/Germany 2020 104 mins Dir: Haifaa Al-Mansour Subtitled
Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.
Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.
Advance tickets available in the cafe and online. If there are no more tickets available online, you can ring the cafe (01538 386112) to see if/how many offline tickets are left.
Film starts: 7:45pm