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Byron Bay FF: The Perfect Candidate

CTC 104 MIN
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Synopsis

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.

Director and co-writer Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda, Mary Shelley) was the first female Saudi Arabian to direct a feature-length film.

Al-Mansour says "Through her journey I want to show an optimistic view of the role women can play in Saudi society and the contributions they can make towards forging their own destinies. I want to encourage Saudi women to take a chance and break away from the system that for so long has held us back. Change must ultimately be sustained and driven by the people who are most in need of improvements and increased mobility in their daily lives."

Byron Premiere

Awards

Nominated for the Golden Lion (Best Film) at Venice Film Festival

Movie Information

Release date

Friday 23rd October

Duration

104 min

Rating

CTC

Cast

Mila Alzahrani, Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali

Director

Haifaa Al-Mansour

Genre

Drama

Language

Arabic and English, with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Byron Bay



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