The Third Wife

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The Third Wife

Directed by Ash Mayfair | Vietnam | 96 min | Vietnamese with English Subtitles
May, a young girl in rural Vietnam, is chosen as the third wife of a wealthy man in the 19th century. When the pressure to deliver a male heir collides with the escalation and limits of her desires and challenges class, culture, and family, May must decide what kind of future she truly wants. Premiering at Toronto, Ash Mayfair’s haunting directorial debut guides her young leads through lyrical and captivating performances.

 

 

Preceded by: Hoài (Ongoing/Memory) (Dir. Quyên Nguyen-Le, USA, 11 min)
A Vietnamese American queer woman’s relationship with her refugee father is strained amidst anti-immigration protests.