The Third Wife

Directed by Ash Mayfair

World Premiere 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (NETPAC Award winner)

Locarno Film Festival Open Doors | Busan International Film Festival

Three-time 2020 Independent Spirit Award Nominee

Full feature film available on Amazon Prime, Kanopy, or Hoopla.

 

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In 19th century rural Vietnam, 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.

Directed by Ash Mayfair

Produced by Tran Thi Bich Ngoc, Ash Mayfair

Consulting Producer: Valerie Steinberg

Starring: Nguyễn Phương Trà My, Trần Nữ Yên Khe, Mai Thu Hường MayaLê Vũ Long

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AWARDS:

  • Nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards: Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Someone to Watch Award 2020

  • Toronto International Film Festival - NETPAC Award 2018

  • San Sebastian International Film Festival - TVE Another Look Award 2018

  • Milano Film Festival - Special Mention 2018

  • Chicago International Film Festival - Gold Hugo (New Directors Competition) 2018

  • Minsk International Film Festival Listapad - Special Jury Award (Main Feature Film Competition) 2018

  • Kolkata International Film Festival - Best Film 2018

  • Cairo International Film Festival - Best Artistic Contribution 2018

  • Fribourg International Film Festival - Youth Jury Award COMUNDO 2019

  • Sarasota Film Festival - Narrative Feature Competition Winner 2019

  • ImagineIndia Film Festival - Best Direction and Best Cinematography 2019

  • Austin Asian American Film Festival - Special Mention 2019

  • Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival - Special Mention 2019

  • SANFIC Santiago International Film Festival - Special Mention 2019

  • Split Film Festival - Honourable Mention 2019

  • Waterloo Historical Film Festival - Best Film, Best Set and Costume Design 2019

FESTIVALS:

  • Toronto International Film Festival

  • San Sebastian International Film Festival

  • Locarno Film Festival Open Doors

  • Vancouver International Film Festival

  • Palm Springs International Film Festival

  • Seattle International Film Festival

  • Milano Film Festival

  • Namur International Francophone Film Festival

  • Busan International Film Festival

  • Chicago International Film Festival

  • Warsaw Film Festival

  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival

  • QCinema International Film Festival

  • Denver Film Festival

  • Sydney International Film Festival

  • Asian Film Festival Barcelona

  • Minsk International Film Festival Listapad

  • Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

  • San Diego Asian Film Festival

  • Films from the South Festival

  • Hawaii International Film Festival

  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

  • Brasília International Film Festival

  • Kolkata International Film Festival

  • Black Nights Film Festival

  • Cairo International Film Festival

  • Around The World In 14 Films

  • Fribourg International Film Festival

  • Singapore International Film Festival

  • Kerala International Film Festival

  • Hainan International Film Festival

  • Chennai International Film Festival

  • Göteborg Film Festival

  • Bengaluru International Film Festival

  • Belgrade International Film Festival

  • Vienna International Women’s Film Festival

  • Borderlines Film Festival

  • Kosmorama International Film Festival

  • CinemAsia Film Festival

  • Luxembourg City Film Festival

  • Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest

  • International Women’s Film Festivalof Créteil

  • Belfast International Film Festival

  • Costa Rica International Film Festival

  • IFEMA International Female Film Festival

  • Istanbul International Film Festival

  • Ankara International Film Festival

  • MOOOV Film Festival

  • Caravan Between Women Filmmakers, Lebanon

  • 5 Continents Film Festival

  • Transilvania International Film Festival Cluj

  • Ici Vietnam Festival

  • Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival

  • Roffa Mon Amour Film Festival

  • New Zealand International Film Festival

  • Jerusalem Film Festival

  • Film and Art Festival Two Riversides

  • SANFIC Santiago International Film Festival

  • "Cine a la Vista" International Teenagers Film Festival

  • Split Film Festival

  • Everybody's Perfect Film Festival

  • World Film Days Thusis

  • Guwahati International Film Festival

  • Braunschweig International Film Festival

  • LGBT El Lugar Sin Límites

  • Halmstad Ciné Club