The Woman Who Left
New Asian Voices • 3h 48m
Lav Diaz • 2016 • Philippines • A woman's path to redemption after thirty unjust years in jail.
Horacia has spent the past thirty years in jail for a crime she didn't commit. Returning home, she becomes set on a path of revenge against Rodrigo, a wealthy ex-lover who framed her.
Rendered in crystalline chiaroscuro, and weighted in a masterful lead performance by Charo Santos-Concio, The Woman Who Left charts a woman's path to redemption amid the social and political landscape of a nation torn asunder. Prolific Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz's sixteenth narrative feature premiered at Venice, where it won the Golden Lion for Best Film. The Woman Who Left is a New York Times Critics' Pick.
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