The Third Wife

Director: Ash Mayfair 2018 96 Minutes MA15+
The Third Wife Sat 05 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 96mins New Farm Six Cinemas
The Third Wife Tue 08 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 96mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo

Inspired by Vietnamese director Ash Mayfair’s own family history, The Third Wife is a deeply personal and atmospheric period piece.

Fourteen-year-old May becomes the third concurrent wife of a local landowner through an arranged marriage. A tension between intimacy and confinement becomes a constant presence in the film as the pregnant May adapts to marriage and daily domestic life amid the shifting dynamics of the women’s relationships. Mayfair has crafted a rich tapestry of a film in which the historical is given contemporary relevance in this compelling examination of self-determination and community.


Language:Vietnamese, with English subtitles
Director:Ash Mayfair
Producer:Tran Thi Bich Ngoc, Ash Mayfair
Cast:Nguyen Phuong Tra My, Tran Nu Yen Khe, Mai Thu Huong Maya
Script:Ash Mayfair
Program strand:Features
Rights:Potential Films