The Third Wife
First screened in November 2019
Director: Ash Mayfair. Cast: Nguyễn Phương Trà My, Mai Thu Hường, Trần Nữ Yên Khê, Nguyễn Như Quỳnh, Nguyễn Hồng Chương, Lê Vũ Long, Nguyễn Thành Tâm, Lâm Thanh Mỹ, Tăng Khánh An, Bùi Trung Anh, Phạm Thị Kim Ngân, Mai Cât Vi, Nguyễn Thị Huyền, Nguyễn Anh Tin. Screenplay: Ash Mayfair.

Twitter Capsule: Story outpaced by atmosphere for a while; hits a powerful stride in last act. Impressive, especially for a debut.

VOR:   Clear affiliations with other movies and traditions, but still a distinctive milieu, a risky story, and an anomaly in many ways within queer cinema.

Photo © 2018 Mayfair Pictures/AnNam Productions/
Three Colors Productions, © 2019 Film Movement

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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