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21 Ratings

The Third Wife

Người vợ ba

Directed by Ash Mayfair
Vietnam, 2018
Drama, History


14 yo May is to be the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Her new home seems idyllic, her husband favours her, and she quickly becomes pregnant. But trouble is quietly brewing: she witnesses a forbidden tryst that sparkles a chain reaction of misfortunes.

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The Third Wife Directed by Ash Mayfair

Critics reviews

Mayfair’s picture feels like the work of a seasoned veteran rather than a newcomer, but this isn’t necessarily a compliment. It’s sensitively poetic and tremulously delicate to a fault, with every beat seemingly accompanied and underlined by an intrusive score from Ton That An which is heavily freighted with plangent strings and mournful piano notes.
October 05, 2018
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