The Woman Who Left

Aug 09 - Aug 10

(Lav Diaz, Philippines, 2017, 226 min)

Wednesday, Aug 09 at 07:30PM
Thursday, Aug 10 at 07:00PM

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.

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 that also engages with the Philippines' struggle for recovery after centuries of colonial rule. “This is for my country, for the Filipino people, for our struggle, for the struggle of humanity,” said director Diaz when the film won the Golden Lion trophy at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.

"Wholly absorbing... Dickensian in scope, this is a great achievement from an exemplar of the art." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"An inexplicably transcendent journey to the end of the world." — Lorenzo Esposito, Cinema Scope

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