The Third Wife
AroView: Haunting and devastating period drama set in 19th century rural Vietnam, where a 14-year old girl is married off to a wealthy landowner and meets his two other wives. A vivid portrait of female oppression and a sensuously shot coming-of-age story.
Synopsis: May learns that she can gain status and security if she gives birth to a male child. This becomes a real possibility when she gets pregnant. However, her path is fraught with danger when May starts to develop an attraction for Xuan, the second wife. As May observes the unfolding tragedy of forbidden love and its devastating consequences, she must make a choice, to either carry on in silence and safety or forge a way towards personal freedom.
“A gorgeously intimate, evocative, and melancholy story of female subjugation in 19th-century Vietnam.” ~ Variety.