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The Third Wife

Director: Ash Mayfair
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The film has been to around 50 international film festivals sweeping awards and good reviews.
It received the Spike Lee Film Production Fund.
The film was listed on the NYU Purple List 2015 for the best screenplays submitted by NYU graduate film students.
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2018/ Vietnam96 min/ Drama, Romance
Original Title
Nguoi Vo Ba
SYNOPSIS
In the 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy land-owner 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.
CAST
Long Le Vu
Mai Thu Huong Maya
Nguyen Phuong Tra My
CREW
Screenwriter: Ash Mayfair
DOP: Chananun Chotrungroj
Editor: Julie Béziau
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Production Company(ies)
An Nam Productions, Three Colors Productions, Mayfair Pictures
Producer(s)
Ash Mayfair
film festivals
Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore
Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
QCinema International Film Festival, Philippines
Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Kolkata International Film Festival, India
Milan International Film Festival, Italy
Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”, Belarus
Chicago International Film Festival, USA
San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain
Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
Namur International French Film Festival, Belgium
Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
Denver Film Festival, USA
Casa Asia Film Week (CAFW) - Asian Film Festival, Spain
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, China
San Diego Asian Film Festival, USA
Hawaii International Film Festival, USA
Films from the South, Norway
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards, China
Brasilia International Film Festival, Brazil
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
International Film Festival of Kerala, India
Hainan International Film Festival, China
Chennai International Film Festival, India
Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, Germany
Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden
Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland
Glasgow Film Festival, Scotland
Bengaluru International Film Festival, India
Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg
FrauenFilmTage - Vienna International Women's Film Festival, Austria
BORDERLINES FILM FESTIVAL, UK
CinemAsia FILM FESTIVAL, Amsterdam
Kosmorama Trondheim, Norway
Internationaal Filmfestival Assen - Vrouw&Film, Norway
Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest, Czech Republic
International Women's Film Festival of Créteil, France
Belfast Film Festival, Ireland
Costa Rica International Films Festival, Costa Rica
Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey
Mooov Film Festival, Belgium
New Zealand International Film Festival, New Zealand
film awards
NETPAC Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Best Artistic Contribution at the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Best Film at the Kolkata International Film Festival, India
Special Mention at the Milan International Film Festival, Italy
Special Jury Award at the Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”, Belarus
Gold Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival, USA
TVE - Another Look Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain
Youth Jury Award COMUNDO at the Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland
Quotes
“A gorgeously intimate, evocative, and melancholy story of female subjugation in 19th-century Vietnam.” Jessica Kiang - Variety

“A finely detailed and quietly devastating tapestry.” John Berra - Screen Daily