THE WOMAN WHO LEFT

ANG BABAENG HUMAYO

By Lav DIAZ

FILM EUROPE (CZECH REPUBLIC) - as DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, CZECH REPUBLIC / FEST / BROAD

Drama - Completed 2016


Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2016
Wavelengths
Venice - Biennale 2016
In competition - Golden Lion
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • PHILIPPINES
    • Languages
    • FILIPINO
    • Duration
    • 227 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lav DIAZ
    • 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...
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