The Woman Who Left /Ang babaeng humayo

The Woman Who Left /Ang babaeng humayo

Director : Lav Diaz / Philippines / 226  / English, Japanese, Filipino / 2016

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…

Director Lav Diaz
Screenplay, Editor and DoP Lav Diaz
Producer Ronald Arguelles
Sound Design Mark Locsin
Cast Miss Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa, Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, Nonie Buencamino

Awards/ Festivals
Venice Film Festival- Golden Lion Best Film
Nominated for Best Director, Best Actress and Best Screenwriter, Asian Film Awards
Toronto IFF, London Film Festival, Rotterdam IFF, Dubai IFF, Hong Kong IFF