Saudi film will skip theatrical release and will stream straight on OSN.
If you’re looking for a movie to see this holiday, then you don’t have to visit the cinema to enjoy the latest release. Just in time for Eid Al Adha, the Saudi film ‘The Perfect Candidate’ will be skipping its theatrical release and will instead be available to stream on OSN.
The Perfect Candidate (Al Murshaha Al Methaliya) is directed by Haifaa Al Mansour who also directed the critically acclaimed Wadjda. The film tells the story of the evolving role of Saudi women in public life, which follows a young doctor named Maryam who surprises everyone by standing as a candidate for the local municipality in Saudi Arabia.
“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,” Rolla Karam, Interim Chief Content Officer at OSN.
The Perfect Candidate will be streaming with English subtitles on the first day of Eid Al Adha at 23:00 KSA/00:00 AM UAE on OSN Yahala Cinema and OSN Streaming and will also be available to rent and or own through the OSN Store.