Entrapped in a cocoon of traditions, newly-wed May must realise that flying free will come at a high price.
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.
"positively shimmers with beautiful imagery...In fact, the film is almost too beautiful" - DAVID STRATTON
"The almost entirely female cast is captivating throughout." - SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
"a gorgeously intimate, evocative, and melancholy story of female subjugation in 19th-century Vietnam" - VARIETY
"impressive feature film debut" - FILM INQUIRY
Cast: Long Le Vu, Mai Thu Huong Maya, Nguyen Phuong Tra My
Director: Ash Mayfair
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