The Third Wife

Friday, July 26 | 5:30 & 8 pm 

Saturday, July 27 | 8 pm 

Sunday, July 28 | 2 pm

In nineteenth century Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon she learns that she can only improve her status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her position becomes a tantalizing possibility when she discovers she’s pregnant. However, faced with forbidden love, May soon comes to understand the tragic limitations of her situation. Based on the experiences of her own great-grandmother, this accomplished first feature by Vietnamese director Ash Mayfair is a lush and deeply romantic throwback to the 90’s period films of Vietnam’s most acclaimed filmmaker, Tran Anh Hung.

Director Ash Mayfair | 2018 | In Vietnamese with English subtitles | 96 minutes | R (for sexual content) | DCP 

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