‘The Next Wife’: Toronto Review

‘The Next Wife’: Toronto Review

Ash Mayfair’s feature that is supremely atmospheric explores repressed desires from the resplendent but emotionally suffocating landscape of late-19th century rural Vietnam. Telling the storyline of a young woman whom goes into an arranged wedding to a landowner, the next Wife echoes the ravishing art-house triumphs of Tran Anh Hung, whom acts right right here being an ‘artistic advisor’, while their spouse and regular collaborator Tran Nu Yen Khe plays one of many major functions. Yet Mayfair acquits herself in such confident fashion that her sensuously elegant drama is not after all hindered by the inescapable evaluations. Continue reading ‘The Next Wife’: Toronto Review