Maryam takes us inside woman sphere in Saudi Arabia and gives us an insight into its life-threatening and absurd limitations. The willful doctor Maryam portrays a closed society's written and unwritten rules.

A woman may be an emergency physician but not show the face of male patients. From 2018, a woman has been allowed to drive a car, but must be wearing nikab where only the eyes are visible.

Director Haifaa al-Mansour effortlessly portrays a life she knows so well.

The environmental depiction is unique and puts the film in a class of its own. Director Haifaa al-Mansour effortlessly portrays a life she knows so well. She is Saudi Arabia's first female feature film director, with a smash debut Venezia in 2012 with Wadjda (The green bike). Last year she was back with Maryam and won Golden Lion.

Rejected by authorities and patients

In many ways, al-Mansour's fourth feature film is an "adult version." . .

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