„Entrapped in a cocoon of traditions, newly-wed May must realize that flying free will come at a high price. 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.“ (Production Company)

Around The World in 14 Films 2018, presented by Jamila Wenske – in the presence of the director Ash Mayfair

With the support of: NYU Berlin


+++ German Premiere! +++

Director: Ash Mayfair
Screenplay: Ash Mayfair
OT: The Third Wife
Country: Vietnam 2018
Production: An Nam Productions, Three Colors Productions, Mayfair Pictures
Cast: Nguyễn Hồng Chương, Lê Vũ Long, Trần Nữ Yên Khe, Mai Thu Hường Maya, Nguyễn Phương Trà My
Format: DCP / coulour
Length: 96 min.
Language: Vietnamese OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Toronto, Busan, Warsaw, Chicago, San Sebastián, Milan etc.
Awards: Toronto NETPAC Prize, San Sebastián TVE-Another Look Award, Milan Special Mention etc.