30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Woman Who Left Philippines 2016 | 228 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Lav Diaz

LAV DIAZ (*1958 on Mindanao, Philippines) is one of the most influential film-makers of today. Well-known for their long running times and unique style, his works have won prizes at festivals in Venice, Locarno and Berlin. FILMFEST HAMBURG has shown numerous of his films and in 2019 he was a guest in the section »Gegenwartskino im Fokus«.

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It's 1997 and Horacia has been in jail for murder for the last 30 years. Then new evidence turns up that proves her innocence -- and the guilt of her rich lover from her youth. Horacia is a free woman, but the decades behind bars have robbed her of everything. What remains is cold fury at the man who put her there. He is now even better off than before, but for fear of kidnapping barricades himself in his huge house. In the shadow of these walls, Horacia comes to know other creatures of the night: a transsexual prostitute, a homeless man plagued by demons and a hunch-backed seller of eggs. While they all become friends, Horacia waits patiently for an opportunity for revenge. Lav Diaz has created a visually stunning, archaic and deeply human drama about guilt and solidarity, absolution and revenge. 
Original title: Ang Babaeng Humayo
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Philippine
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Lav Diaz
Screenplay: Lav Diaz
Cast: Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa, Nonie Buencamino
Producer: Ronald Arguelles, Lav Diaz
Director of Photography: Lav Diaz
Production Design: Lav Diaz
Editor: Lav Diaz
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Films Boutique
Production: Sine Olivia Pilipinas; Cinema One Originals
Contact: Giorgia Hülsse, Films Boutique:


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