Cinema Explorations: The Third Wife
May becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Her new home seems idyllic, but that is short lived.
In 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Her new home seems idyllic, her husband favors her, and she quickly becomes pregnant with what she hopes will be the prized male progeny. But trouble is brewing: she witnesses a forbidden tryst that will spark a chain reaction of misfortunes - and stir in May's dormant urges. May learns women have few options. A prize-winner at Toronto and four other festivals, "this gorgesouly intimate, evocative, and melancholy" debut from Ash Mayfair "derives its freshness... from a balance between compassion and restraint that most filmmakers take decades to achieve." - Variety. Click here for tickets, or visit RailroadSquareCinema.com
Screened as part of the Maine Film Center's Cinema Exploratoins winter film series. Complimentary bagels provided by Bagel Mainea!