The Third Wife

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The Third Wife

Directed by Ash Mayfair

  • Vietnam 2018; 96 min
  • Original version: Vietnamese
  • Genre: Drama
    • NETPAC Award - Toronto IFF
    • TVE-Another Look Award

Synopsis

Set in late-19th century Vietnam, this jewel-like debut feature from writer-director Ash Mayfair is at once seductive and harrowing, transporting us to a time and place in which women are expected to stifle their longings while performing duties for the men who possess them. Though only 14 years old, May is selected to be the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Her new home seems idyllic, her husband favours her, and she quickly becomes pregnant with what she is certain will be the desired male progeny. But trouble is quietly brewing: she witnesses a forbidden tryst that will spark a chain reaction of misfortunes — and stir in May urges that until now had been dormant.

Production

  • AN NAM PRODUCTIONS

     

  • THREE COLORS PRODUCTIONS

     

  • MAYFAIR PICTURES

     

International Sales

  • M-APPEAL

    Torsten Schulze