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The Perfect Candidate | NZIFF At Home – Online

The Perfect Candidate | NZIFF At Home  – Online

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  • Sun 2 Aug, 4:30pm – 4:00am
  • Mon 3 Aug, 10:00am – 11:55pm
  • Tue 4 Aug, 12:00am – 11:55pm
  • Wed 5 Aug, 12:00am – 11:55pm
  • Thu 6 Aug, 12:00am – 11:55pm
  • Fri 7 Aug, 12:00am – 11:55pm
  • Sat 8 Aug, 12:00am – 11:00pm


Virtual Location, Online, Virtual


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Online Premiere: $12.00
  • Online Rental: $10.00
  • Group 3+ Pricing: $20.00

Saudi superstar director Haifaa Al-Mansour’s latest is a winning homecoming; a seriocomic look at the daily struggles of a doctor running for council – and her fellow women and outsiders – within an Islamic society undergoing dramatic change.

The Perfect Candidate
Saudi Arabia/Germany 2019 | 105 minutes | In Arabic with English subtitles | Censors rating: PG content may disturb

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | With: Mila Al Zahrani, Dhay, Khalid Abdulraheem, Shafi Alharthy

- Online Premiere:
Sun 2 Aug, 4:30pm. Tickets on sale from 10 Jul.

- Online Rental:
Mon 3 Aug, 10:00am until Sat 8 Aug, 11:00pm. Tickets on sale from 25 Jul.

- In Cinema Screenings:
Wed 29 Jul, 6:00pm Roxy Cinema, Wellington*
Sat 1 Aug, 1:00pm SBS St James Theatre, Gore*
Sat 1 Aug, 2:00pm MTG Century Theatre, Hawke's Bay*
Sat 1 Aug, 3:30pm Monterey Cinemas Takapuna, Auckland*
Sat 1 Aug, 5:30pm Rialto, Tauranga*
Sat 1 Aug, 5:45pm Monterey Cinemas Howick, Auckland*
Sat 1 Aug, 6:00pm The Capitol Cinema, Auckland*
Sat 1 Aug, 6:00pm Regent, Dunedin*
Sat 1 Aug, 6:15pm Lumière Cinemas, Christchurch*
Sun 2 Aug, 12:00pm Rialto, Tauranga*
Sun 2 Aug, 4:30pm ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland*
Sun 2 Aug, 5:00pm Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth*
Tue 4 Aug, 11:00am Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth*
Sat 8 Aug, 6:00pm The Capitol Cinema, Auckland*
* Tickets on sale from individual cinemas

About the Filmmaker:
In 2012, Haifaa al-Mansour became the first Saudi woman to ever direct a feature film. Her debut, Wadja (2012), was a festival hit and the first feature to be filmed entirely in Saudi Arabia. She has also directed two English-language films, the biopic Mary Shelley (2017) and Nappily Ever After (2018) for Netflix.

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