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The Woman Who Left

(Ang babaeng humayo)

Filipíny 2016 15+ 226min.
  • 10-05-2017
  • 09-01-2018
  • Drama

In 1997, after 30 years in prison, Horacia returns to a completely unfamiliar world: her husband is dead, and while she is able to contact her daughter, her son is nowhere to be found. But what hasn’t changed, she soon finds out, is the power and privilege of the elites. Ironically, however, Horácia’s aristocratic ex-lover Rodrigo, who had her sent to jail, is now himself a prisoner in his own gilded cage: like his affluent friends, he won’t leave the house for fear of a rise in kidnappings of the wealthy. Horácia decides to make use of this hysteria to plot her revenge. Lone-wolf filmmaker Lav Diaz returns to Filipino history with an exhaustive, clinical accuracy, revealing the dark currents that continue to shape his country. The Woman Who Left is a penetrating study of the gaps between the rich and the poor, between the past and the present – in the subtlest of gestures, Diaz captures the entrenched histories of institutional privilege, complicity and arrogance that have contributed to the vast disparities in present-day Filipino society. Its cinematic virtuosity and thoughtfully articulated “quiet rage” make Diaz’s latest one of his best and most compassionate films.

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