Third Wife, The


Người vợ ba
reż|dir Ash Mayfair | VN | 2018 | 96 min
prod|pro Ash Mayfair, Thi Bich Ngoc Tran scen|wr Ash Mayfair zdj|ph Chananun Chotrungroj muz|mus An Ton That mon|ed Julie Béziau ob|cast Nguyễn Hồng Chương, Lê Vũ Long, Trần Nữ Yên Khe, Mai Thu Hường Maya, Nguyễn Phương Trà My dys|dis m-appeal


Everything has its price, especially in the traditional Vietnam community in the 19th century. Marriages are arranged and the spouses have duties to each other. May, a wife newly wedded to much older than she landowner Hung, has a poor status at the beginning of her adulthood. She is the title ‘third wife’ and she is only fourteen but her situation could be improved if she will give a birth to a male child. How can she find a space for personal freedom in the cocoon of tradition? 

2018 Toronto IFF – NETPAC Award
2018 San Sebastián IFF – TVE Otra Mirada Award
2018 San Sebastián IFF – nominated for New Directors Award

Ash Mayfair (1985) Vietnamese director and screenwriter. She was educated in the UK and the US, receiving an MFA in filmmaking at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Her short films include The Silver Man (2011), Sam (2011), Heart of a Doll (2011), Grasshopper (2012), and Lupo (2016). The Third Wife (2018) is her debut feature and won numerous awards and distinctions and was shown at film festivals around the world.

2018 Trzecia żona|Người vợ ba|The Third Wife

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