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The Third Wife


A 14-year-old girl struggles with family politics, her own agency, and the prospect of motherhood after she becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner, in director Ash Mayfair’s elegant and purposeful debut feature set in 19th century rural Vietnam.

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From A.O. Scott at The New York Times:

It’s too cool for melodrama and too pretty for politics, and the drama of May’s experience occupies a middle ground between pity and indignation. Full Review

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