DIRECTOR & WRITER
The best-known Saudi filmmaker, Haifaa is among
the very few Arab filmmakers to be in the directorial
reins of a prestige English-language feature.
Her period drama MARY SHELLEY may not have
been warmly embraced by critics but this hasn’t
stopped her follow-up American romantic comedy
(NAPPILY EVER AFTER) from being bought by
Netflix. And her new film, THE PERFECT CANDIDATE,
has just started shooting in Saudi Arabia,
making it a perfect candidate for the new cinema
circuits being built there. This comedic drama is
the first film supported by the Saudi Film Council.