The Woman Who Left
Directed by Lav Diaz
The Woman Who Left
John Lloyd Cruz
Writer Lav Diaz
Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s epic story of revenge deferred functions as a tale of urban theater and class warfare. After 30 years in prison, a woman discovers that her friend and fellow inmate committed the murder of which she was accused. This leads to her release and subsequent discovery of the man who framed her. Inspired by Tolstoy, The Woman Who Left is a sensitive expression of family and forgiveness.
"Wholly absorbing... Dickensian in scope, this is a great achievement from an exemplar of the art."
"Every shot burns with condensed emotions and human empathy."
"Crystal clear, sharp, stupendous and tremendous."
"An inexplicably transcendent journey to the end of the world."
Golden Lion – Venice Film Festival 2016
|Oklahoma City Museum of Art||Oklahoma City||OK||1503547200August 24, 2017|
|George Eastman House||Rochester||NY||1498968000July 2, 2017|
|Jean Cocteau Cinema||Santa Fe||NM||1498795200June 30 - July 6, 2017|
|Cleveland Cinematheque||Cleveland||OH||1497931200June 20 - June 21, 2017|
|Film Society of Lincoln Center||New York||NY||1495166400May 19 - May 25, 2017|
|Minneapolis-St.Paul International Film Festival||Minneapolis||MN||1492056000April 13, 2017|
|Harvard Film Archive||Cambridge||MA||1488603600March 4, 2017|
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