In 19th century rural Vietnam, May is ready to become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Little does she know that her hidden desires will force her to decide between living in safety and being free.
A wife questions some her life choices as she travels with her husband to Stockholm where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. The movie is based on a novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer.
The film premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Glenn Close won the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress. She was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar as well, but lost to Olivia Colman who starred in The Favourite.