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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.

  • Director: Ash Mayfair
  • Country: Vietnam
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2019
  • Run Time: 01:36:00
  • imdb Score: 7.1/10 (287 votes)
  • Language: Vietnamese
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Long Le Vu, Mai Thu Huong Maya, Nguyen Phuong Tra My, Nhu Quynh Nguyen
"Gently dipping us into the long ago and far away past, Ash Mayfair's directorial debut brings an intimate immediacy to the re-creation of rural Vietnam in the late 19th century."
Jessica Kiang - VARIETY

"Visually, THE THIRD WIFE comes off as a wonderful painting. Director of Photography Chananun Chotrungroj beautifully captures rural Vietnam, and the sets are authentic amazing."
Alan Ng - FILM THREAT

"Mayfair treats her scenes of sex and desire with restraint, using juxtaposition to evoke mood"
Amber Wilkinson - EYE FOR FILM

AWARDS

Cairo International Film Festival 2018
Best International Film

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2018
Best Director

San Sebastián Int'l Film Festival 2018
Best Director

Chicago Int'l Film Festival 2018
Best New Director

Minsk Int'l Film Festival 2018
Best Director

Fribourg Int'l Film Festival 2019
Best Director

FESTIVALS

Busan Int'l Film Festival 2018

São Paulo Int'l Film Festival 2018

Denver Int'l Film Festival 2018

Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Bengaluru Int'l Film Festival 2019

Luxembourg City Film Festival 2019

Milano Film Festival 2018

Warsaw Film Festival 2018

Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival 2019

Virginia Film Festival 2018

San Diego Asian Film Festival 2018

Göteborg Film Festival 2019

Dublin Film Festival 2019

Borderlines Film Festival 2019

Cinequest Film Festival 2019

Fribourg Int'l Film Festival 2019

Costa Rica Int'l Film Festival 2019

Cleveland Int'l Film Festival 2019