The Third Wife

  • Screening Dates: 20th August, 6pm  //  27th August, 8pm
  • Starring: Trần Nữ Yên Khê, Mai hu Hường, Nguyễn Phương Trà My
  • Directed by: Ash Mayfair
  • Running time: 97 mins
  • Rating: M
  • Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles


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.