Vietnamese movie wins prize at Cairo International Film Festival

The Vietnamese movie Nguoi Vo Ba (The Third Wife) on Thursday received the Best Artistic Contribution in International Competition award at the 40th Cairo International Film Festival.

The story is set in 19th century rural Vietnam. A 14-year-old girl becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner and soon learns that she can only gain status by giving birth to a baby boy. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, she comes to understand the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between.

The 40th CIFF, from November 20 to 29, featured 160 movies from 59 countries and territories.

Source: VOV5