IU CINEMA: The Third Wife
- September 21, 2019
- IU Cinema
- 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 4:00 PM to 5:36 PM
- Free, but ticketed
In 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between. In Vietnamese with English subtitles. Contains mature content, including sexual situations.
R | 2018 | 2K DCP
Directed by Ash Mayfair
Ash Mayfair: Unwavering Empathy
IU Cinema has dedicated its entire September 2019 programming line-up to films directed by women in celebration of September as Woman Director Awareness Month.