OSN to stream first Saudi movie

The Perfect Candidate (Al Murshaha Al Methaliya), Saudi iconic film, will be streaming exclusively on OSN. In a first for a Saudi release, the inspiring and empowering movie was not available in cinemas, and is broadcasting for the first time on OSN.

Commenting the release, 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.”

Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, who is one of the most influential female in Saudi Arabia, the story follows a young doctor Maryam (Mila Al Zahrani’s debut) who surprises everyone by standing as a candidate for the local municipality in Saudi Arabia.