Eureka Entertainment have announced that they will be releasing director Ash Mayfair’s acclaimed debut feature film “The Third Wife” in theatres and on-demand across the UK & Ireland from 31st May, 2019.
Ash Mayfair dug into her family history for “The Third Wife”, a coming-of-age story of love and self-discovery set in 19th century Vietnam, when women were rarely given a voice.
As the consequence of an arranged marriage, fourteen-year-old May becomes the third wife to a much older husband. She soon realises that she can gain status and security if she can birth a male child. However, the path of a pregnant May becomes fraught with danger when she starts to develop feelings for Xuan, the second wife. As forbidden love presents its tragedy and consequences, young May is forced to make a choice: to accept a life of silence and safety, or make her own way towards personal freedom.
A winner of the Spike Lee Production Fund, “The Third Wife” had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2018 and its UK and Ireland premieres at the Glasgow Film Festival and Dublin Film Festival, respectively, earlier this year. Eureka Entertainment will release the film theatrically and on-demand in the UK and Ireland from 31st May, 2019.