Vietnamese movie The Third Spouse wins Toronto movie fest prize

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Vietnamese movie The Third Spouse wins Toronto movie fest prize

The Third Spouse, directed by Nguyen Phuong Anh, has gained an award on the 43rd Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant.

Coming into the movie competition (TiFF) within the Discovery strand, The Third Spouse by director Nguyen Phuong Anh (Ash Mayfair) obtained the NETPAC award for Worldwide Asian Movie Premiere.

The NETPAC award is instituted by the Community for the Promotion of Asian Cinema, a corporation of 29 taking part international locations.

Yearly, it presents awards at sure movie festivals. World famend administrators who’ve obtained this award embody Lee Chang Dong and Kim Ki Duk from South Korea, and Jia Zhangke from China.

The movie options the lifetime of Could (Nguyen Phuong Tra My), a 14-year-old lady coming into into an organized marriage with an prosperous middle-aged man. Because the third spouse within the household, Could begins to be taught household rules from the primary spouse Ha (Tran Nu Yen Khe) and second spouse Xuan (Maya). As My will get pregnant, she hopes to provide beginning to a boy to implement her standing within the household, however an incident turns issues the other way up.

The trailer of the movie.

Vietnamese film The Third Wife wins Toronto film fest prize

Vietnamese movie The Third Spouse wins Toronto movie fest prize

Set within the 19th century, the movie revolves round a household story in previous Vietnamese society, and is impressed by her household historical past, Mayfair instructed Ladies and Hollywood.

“It’s a darkish coming-of-age story, a story of affection and self-discovery in a time when girls have been not often given a voice,” she instructed Selection.

The movie obtained acclaim from worldwide critics. Screendaily praised Mayfair’s illustration of a girl’s void of contentment within the previous society, saying that it had “highly effective common resonance”.

Mayfair has earlier finished quick movie tasks like Grasshopper, No Exit and Males.

The films main cast and crew at the TiFF. 
The movie’s important solid and crew on the TiFF. Picture acquired by VnExpress.

After TiFF, The Third Spouse will head to the San Sebastian Movie Pageant in Spain in late September, and later, the Busan Worldwide Movie Pageant in South Korea.

The 43rd Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant was held from September 6-16 this 12 months. An important prize of the competition – Folks’s Selection Award – went to Peter Farrelly’s “Inexperienced Guide”. The second prize was gained by “If Beale Road Might Speak” by director Barry Jenkins.

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The poster of the movie.