The Third Wife

The Third Wife

Original title: Người Vợ Ba
Director: Ash Mayfair
Cast: Trần NữYên Khê, Mai Thu Hường, Nguyễn Phương Trà My, Nguyễn Như Quỳnh
Country: Vietnam
Year of production: 2018
Length (min): 94
Language: Vietnamese
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: m-appeal
Section: Asian View

Fourteen-year-old May lives in the Vietnamese countryside of the 19th century and is to become the third wife of a rich farmer. Gradually, she discovers her hidden desires and realises that the rules are inexorable and her options limited. This period costume drama examines the difficult position of women at that time through the teenage girl's eyes. The film visually draws from the fascinating scenery around the city of Ninh Binh.

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