16.04. ‐ 21.04.2024

The Woman Who Left (Ang Babaeng Humayo)

Lav Diaz

*The screening will take place at the MMK 1* _(MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst // Domstraße 10 60311 Frankfurt)_ *_In co-operation with the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main_* This year's winner of the *FILMFESTSPIELE VENEDIG* has just been shown at only two festivals in Germany. It is unlikely that this film will have a release at the cinemas and this might have to do with the length of the film. But do take the time, it is worth it! The new work by *LAV DIAZ* is not only long, it is fantastic! The starting point of the story is *LEO TOLSTOY's* novella “God sees the truth, but waits” (1875). After 30 years of wrong imprisonment, Diaz's protagonist Horacia Somostro (*CHARO SANTOS-CONCIO*) is released in 1997. Her path leads her to the places of the past, to the city of the persons responsible for her fate. Horacia seeks retribution. Time plays an important role, which LAV DIAZ takes to tell the story and demands from the audience. Horace's companions have their very own stories, which do intertwine with hers: the egg seller Magbabalot, the sad transsexual Hollanda, a crazy homeless woman, all captured by Diaz’s ingenious camera of a modern noir.

2 April 2017

13:30 h,

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Direction Lav Diaz
Year PHL 2016
Duration 226 min
Language Filipino with English subtitles
Production Ronald Aruelles, Lav Diaz
Cast Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa, Nonie Buencamino
Camera Lav Diaz
Script Lav Diaz
Editing Lav Diaz

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