Mermaid Moments

Online Cinema Screening: The Perfect Candidate (UC)

This week's movie is The Perfect Candidate and includes a recorded Q&A with director Haifaa Al Mansour.

Once you purchase a ticket you have 48 hours to watch the movie. Mermaid staff are going to watch it at 8pm on Monday evening, which is our regular cinema slot!

Click here to purchase a screening ticket: The Perfect Candidate screening link

You will get the opportunity to select MERMAID ARTS CENTRE as an arts centre to support and in doing this, we will receive a percentage of the rental fee and you will be directly supporting our future film programme. We greatly appreciate your support.

Terms and conditions apply, rentals are valid for a 48-hour period. See Modern Films’ website for more details.


After her debut feature Wadjda (2012) broke new ground as the first-ever film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia - the first made by a Saudi woman - director Haifaa Al Mansour returns to the kingdom with The Perfect Candidate, a tale of one woman's quest to challenge not only the system but also herself.

‘One woman’s bold resistance to the Saudi Arabian establishment’

★★★★ The Telegraph