THE THIRD WIFE

THE THIRD WIFE
Asian Next Wave Competition

THE THIRD WIFE


Edition: QCinema 2018
Country:   Vietnam
Year: 2018
Genre: Coming of Age, Drama
TRT: 96m
Rating: R13

THE THIRD WIFE

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
Scriptwriter
Ash Mayfair
Director of Photography
Chananun Chotrungroj
Cast
Le Vu Long, Tran Nu Yen Khe, Mai Thu Huong Maya, Nguyen Phuong Tra My, Nguyen Nhu Quynh
Awards
NETPAC award, 2018 Toronto International Film Festival
Official Accounts
Director

Ash Mayfair

Ash Mayfair was born in Vietnam and educated in the UK and the US. She received a BA from Oxford University for English Literature and a post-grad degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London for Theater Directing. Her short films have been screened at numerous film festivals both in the US and internationally. Her pre-thesis short entitled Grasshopper also screened at Cannes Short Film Corner and was honored with the Audience Award at the Un Pays Un Film Festival in Apchat, France.

Screening Schedule

  • 10/24 Wed
    1:30p Gateway Cineplex 7 Q&A with Filmmaker
  • 10/27 Sat
    6:30p UP Town Center Cinema 3
  • 10/30 Tue
    3:30p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8

Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.

The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.