The Woman Who Left

Ang Babaeng Humayo

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Synopsis

Horacia Somorostro has just been released from prison after being wrongly convicted for a crime. Upon learning that her ex-boyfriend was the one who framed her, she sets off for home after 30 years, only to find her husband deceased and her son missing. When she discovers that her ex is now living the high life, she devises a plan to exact revenge on the one who has done her wrong.

Inspired by the short story God Sees the Truth, But Waits by Leo Tolstoy, Lav Diaz’s latest opus sees him writing, directing and editing once again. Featuring lead actress Charo Santos-Carcio in her first acting role in 17 years after her stint as CEO of entertainment conglomerate, ABS-CBN Corporation, The Woman Who Left recently took home the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Credits

  • web-520-thewomanwholeft-director Lav Diaz is one of Philippines’ most acclaimed independent filmmakers. He has won several international awards throughout his career, including Best Picture at the Singapore International Film Festival for Batang West Side (2001), Grand Jury Prize at the Cinemanila International Film Festival for Century of Birthing (2011) and Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival for Norte, the End of History (2013).
  • Ronald Arguelles
  • Lav Diaz
  • Charo Santos-Concio, Nonie Buencamino, Shamaine Buencamino
  • Films Boutique (Giorgia Hülsse) - giorgia@filmsboutique.com

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