The Third Wife

The Third Wife

Ash Mayfair, Vietnam, 2018, 94 min., feature film, OV with german subtitles

Vietnam in the 19th century: 14-year-old May travels up the river in a boat to become the third wife of a much older man she has never met before. On her husband’s silk farm, her new home, she meets the other two wives, Lao and Xuan, who introduce May to the daily rituals and family rules. However, the initial trusting relationship is soon clouded when May realizes that her position also depends on her ability to bear a son for the family. MAY, THE THIRD WIFE is characterized by impressive pictures and is based on true events.