The Third Wife (CTC)

The Third Wife movie poster

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


Thursday, 25 July 2019: 2:10 PM (ends 3:55 PM) Reserve

Friday, 26 July 2019: 5:50 PM (ends 7:35 PM) Reserve

Saturday, 27 July 2019: 8:00 PM (ends 9:45 PM) Reserve

Sunday, 28 July 2019: 5:10 PM (ends 6:55 PM) Reserve

Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $12 • Seniors $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10 • Two movies same day/person $20 - includes tea or coffee (3D films excluded)
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

Most cards accepted.

Reservations: • Phone: 02 47871577