“The Third Wife”: A Vietnamese tale of duty, sacrifice, and strength — Northwest Asian Weekly

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— by Andrew Hamlin: Ash Mayfair, born and raised in Vietnam and schooled in film at New York University, chose a story from her own family tree for her striking debut feature, “The Third Wife.” Her own great-grandmother was one of several wives to her great-grandfather. While not, strictly speaking, a true story, the film takes inspiration from that story, and that era, during the 19th century. It becomes a meditation on what’s changed, what hasn’t, and what lasts…

July 19, 2019


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