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Haifaa Al Mansour
Saudi Arabia, Germany | | 104 min | Drama | Arabic ( english subtitles )
German with English subtitles
Maryam is an ambitious young doctor working in a small town clinic in Saudi Arabia. Despite her qualifications, she has to earn the respect of male colleagues and acceptance from her patients every day. After Maryam is prevented from travelling to Dubai in search of a better job, a bureaucratic mix-up leads her to stumble on the application for the local city elections and she decides to run.

The release of The Perfect Candidate at Cinema Akil is brought to you in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.


Christian Petzold
Germany, France | | 90 mins | Drama | German ( English subtitles )

Undine (Paula Beer) works in Berlin as a historian and guide to the city's development. She has a small apartment at Alexanderplatz, a Master's degree in history, and a freelance contract. When her lover Johannes leaves her, her world collapses. But underneath the appearance of her modern city life lurks an old myth: if the man Undine loves betrays her, she has to kill him and return to the water she once came from.

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