THE WOMAN WHO LEFT

Lav Diaz

Philippines 226 min min Fiction

Synopsis

Horacia has spent the last 30 years in a women’s correctional facility. A former elementary school teacher, she leads a quiet existence helping others practice reading and writing. When another inmate confesses to the original crime, Horacia is released and seeks out her estranged family. While searching for her missing son Junior, she discovers again her homeland –the Philippines of the late 90s, only to realize that its inhabitants are terrorized by corruption and rampant kidnappings. Her generous personality becomes tainted by feelings of revenge… *Catalan première

Festivals and Awards
Golden Lion in Venice

Director

Lav Diaz

(Philippines, 1958) Lav Diaz works as director, writer, producer, editor, cinematographer, poet, composer, production designer and actor all at once. He is especially notable for the length of his films, some of which run for up to eleven hours.

Filmography: Lakbayan (2018), Season of the Devil (2018) The Woman Who Left (2016, D’A 2017), A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (2016), From What Is Before (2014), Norte (2013, D’A 2014), Manila (2009), Independencia (2009), Next Attraction (2008), Now Showing (2008), Autohystoria (2007)

Lav Diaz

Film information

Int. title: Ang babaeng humayo
Director: Lav Diaz
Script: Lav Diaz
Contact: Abordar
With: Miss Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa
Country: Philippines
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 226 min min
Language: Tagal
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Edition: 2017