The Third Wife (Nguoi Vo Ba)

Vietnam | NR | 96 min | Vietnamese
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Showings

State Theatre - Screen 1 Sat, May 11 6:00 PM
Emagine Royal Oak - Aud 6 Sun, May 19 11:30 AM
Event Info
Film Section:World Narrative
Category:Drama
Content Advisory
LGBTQ
Women Filmmakers
Sponsored By:UM Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Content Warnings:Sexual Content
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Run Time (in minutes):96
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:Vietnam
Language:Vietnamese
Subtitles:with English subtitles
Previous Festivals:TIFF
Chicago
Glasgow
Palm Springs
Vancouver
Busan
Festival Awards:Winner
Best Artistic Contribution - Cairo International Film Festival | Winner
Gold Hugo - Chicago International Film Festival | Winner
TVE Otra Mirada Award - San Sebastián International Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ash Mayfair

Description

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.