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Cinema Explorations: The Third Wife

2/16/19 - 2/17/19

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!

10:00 a.m.

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