The film will air at 23:00 KSA/00:00 am UAE on OSN Yahala Cinema and OSN Streaming.
Pay-TV network OSN will stream Saudi film ‘The Perfect Candidate’ exclusively on Eid al Adha, which has been announced on July 31.
In a first for a Saudi release, the film is not available in cinemas and will be broadcast for the first time on OSN.
Nominated for three awards, this film sheds light on the evolving role of Saudi women in public life.
Directed by Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour The Perfect Candidate follows a young doctor Maryam (Mila Al Zahrani) who surprises everyone by standing as a candidate for the local municipality in Saudi Arabia. Maryam’s only desire is for the dirt road outside the local hospital to be surfaced, but no one takes this ambitious professional woman’s modest political mission seriously or anticipates where it will end.
Rolla Karam, Interim Chief Content Officer at OSN said: “OSN’s strategy is informed by the shifting and evolving needs of our customers and part of that is redefining our premium proposition by curating exclusive content for the Arabic audience across the region. We are proud to support, promote and celebrate local talent and in a first for a release in the region, bring this beautiful masterpiece direct to customers in their homes without having to wait for a cinematic release.”
The film is available with English subtitles to Buy & Keep or Rent on OSN Store and will air on Eid Al Adha at 23:00 KSA/00:00 am UAE on OSN Yahala Cinema and OSN Streaming.