Vietnamese movie honored at Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival

Vietnamese movie Nguoi Vo Ba (The Third Wife) won the Special Mention prize at the Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival, which ended in Thailand on Monday.

This year's festival attracted 10 films from seven ASEAN member states. The Third Wife is set in 19th century rural Vietnam, and tells the story of a 14-year-old girl who becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner. After the marriage, she has to struggle with family politics, her own agency, and the prospect of motherhood.

The film has won numerous international prizes, such as Best Artistic Contribution in International Competition awards at the 40th Cairo International Film Festival, RTVE - Another Look Award at the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival, and Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018.

Source: VOV5