Double win at the Chicago IFF 2018

22 October 2018

We're happy to share that both THE THIRD WIFE and HARD PAINT were awarded at the Chicago IFF 2018. The Vietnamese title directed by Ash Mayfair received the Gold Hugo (New Directors Competition), while the Brazilian title directed by Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon got a special mention at the Out-Look Competition). Read the jury's statements in READ MORE.
"The Gold Hugo (New Directors Competition) goes to THE THIRD WIFE. Ash Mayfair’s lush, assured debut feature which follows a 14-year-old girl as she enters a wealthy household. Mayfair’s unshakeable vision grants the women of this world an individuality their society rejects, treating them as creations as wondrous as the natural world that surrounds them, as the film builds to a staggering climax that devastates and thrills in equal measure."
"For its courageous invention and situating queer identity within carefully observed intersectional economic and political concerns, we give Hard Paint an honorable mention."