The Third Wife (Phuong Anh Nguyen)

  •   Ash Mayfair
  •   Vietnam
  •   New Directors Competition, Spotlight: Women in Cinema
  •   Drama, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality


In late-19th century Vietnam, 14-year-old May is chosen to become the third wife to a wealthy landowner, and she soon becomes pregnant with a child she believes will be a male heir. But after she witnesses a forbidden romance, May finds herself struggling to come to terms with her hidden desires in this stunning and sensuous portrait of young womanhood.

  •  Vietnamese with subtitles
  •  96 minutes


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