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The Third Wife

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Florida Premiere!

Post-film Skype Q&A with director Ash Mayfair

In 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between. Winner of prizes at the Toronto, San Sebastian, and Chicago International Film Festivals, this sensuously elegant drama is a lush, assured, and poetic debut feature.

Vietnam, 2018, 96 minutes, Not Rated, In Vietnamese with English Subtitles, Directed by Ash Mayfair

  • “Remarkable…gorgeously intimate (and) evocative…a balance between compassion and restraint that most filmmakers take decades to achieve.”

    – Jessica Kiang, VARIETY
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