Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Vietnamese movie The Third Wife at Northland Public Library, December 11.



The Northland Public Library will show the 2018 Vietnamese film The Third Wife on December 11th as this month's installment of its Indie/Foreign Film Series.
May is a 14 year old girl who has just become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. She tries to navigate the hierarchal structure of the family dynamics, finding that the only way to get a head or get some power is to give birth to a son. When she becomes pregnant, things change. May starts to feel some attraction to the second wife, Xuan. On the other hand Xuan is having an affair with the first wife’s son. While May observes the unfolding tragedy of all the forbidden loves and its possible consequences, she must make a choice to either carry on in silence or forge a path towards personal freedom. This movie has minimal dialogue but it is beautifully shot with all the lush scenery. The movie takes place in the late 19th century, and is based upon family stories of the director. So come join us.
The movie will play from 1:30 pm and the library is located off of McKnight Road and Rt. 19 in McCandless Township (map). The film is free and open to the public.