When fourteen-year-old May becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner, she finds herself navigating treacherous waters of family politics and her own budding desires. Entrapped in a cocoon of traditions, May soon realizes that flying free can only come at the steepest price.
With Between Shadow and Soul, filmmaker Ash Mayfair reimagines her acclaimed debut feature The Third Wife as an entirely different viewing experience. Paying homage to the golden age of cinema, this stunning black-and-white version is presented silent with a haunting, newly composed score.
Nominated for Best Cinematography at the Independent Spirit Awards, BETWEEN SHADOW AND SOUL is "A truly gorgeous, detailed picture book of intimacy and erotic unease." (Los Angeles Times)
DIRECTED BY ASH MAYFAIR
VIETNAM | 2019 | SILENT WITH ENGLISH TITLE CARDS