Magazine article Screen International

Toronto Title 'The Third Wife' Scores US Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Toronto Title 'The Third Wife' Scores US Deal

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Film Movement boards Vietnamese drama.

Berlin-based sales outfit m-appeal has scored a US deal for Vietnamese drama The Third Wife ahead of its world premiere tonight in TIFF’s Discovery section. Film Movement has taken all North American rights, and is planning a theatrical release in 2019.

’The Third Wife

Vietnamese director Ash Mayfair’s film is set in 19th-century rural Vietnam, and follows 14-year-old May who becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. May soon learns that she can only hope to change her status by giving birth to a male child - something that becomes tantalisingly possible when she becomes pregnant. But May will soon discover the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between. …

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