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The Third Wife

100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

In the late 19th century in rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is given away in an arranged marriage and becomes the third wife to her older husband.

May learns that she can gain status and security if she gives birth to a male child. This becomes a real possibility when she gets pregnant.

However, her path is fraught with danger when May starts to develop an attraction for Xuan, the second wife.

As May observes the unfolding tragedy of forbidden love and its devastating consequences, she must make a choice, to either carry on in silence and safety, or forge a way towards personal freedom.

"so sensuous we can lose ourselves in it, but so vividly real we might also be able to find ourselves there."

Jessica Kiang, Variety

"supremely atmospheric...sensuously elegant drama...The almost entirely female cast is captivating throughout."

John Berry, Screen International

Movie Info

Directed by Ashleigh Mayfair (II)
96 minutes
In Vietnamese with English Subtitles

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