2018. Vietnam. 96 min. Vietnamese. Subtitled.
Director: Ash Mayfair Featuring: Long Le Vu, Mai Thu Huong Maya, Nguyen Phuong Tra My, Nhu Quynh Nguyen, Nguyen Thanh Tam
In late 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May is chosen to be the third wife of a wealthy landowner. May struggles with her role in the family, but when she discovers she is pregnant her fears of inadequacies begin to alleviate. She takes comfort in the guidance of the other two wives, who teach her the function of women within the strict hierarchy of the State. However, just as May begins to feel she belongs, she witnesses a lewd act within the family, sparking a series of misfortunes that force May to question her place in life.
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