The Third Wife


Hammer Theatre SJ Thu, Mar 14, 2019 7:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Production Country:Vietnam
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ash Mayfair
Producer:Ash Mayfair
Thi Bich Ngoc Tran
Screenwriter:Ash Mayfair
Music:An Ton That
Cinematographer:Chananun Chotrungroj
Editor:Julie Beziau
Cast:Nguyen Phuong Tra My
Mai Thu Huong Maya
Tran Nu Yen Khe
Lam Thanh My
Long Le Vu
Nguyen Thanh Tam


In old Viet Nam, a young bride's sensuality awakens.

Set in the lush backdrop of a rural 19th century Viet Nam, fourteen-year-old May is wed to a wealthy silkworm farmer she's one of several wives. No wife has yet to bear a son so May prays for a boy. The farm, busy with daily routines, holds secrets that May slowly learns. She awakens to the joys and heartaches of life and the complexities of death as events unfold in sensual detail. The women and girls on the farm, especially the second wife, take to May's naivete and help her adjust to the large family. May's character is performed brilliantly, her ability to express through subtlety reigns in this magnificent portrayal of a great spirit in a stifling time. -Kelly A. Harrison

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