Berlinale

THE WOMAN WHO LEFT (ANG BABAENG HUMAYO)

Synopsis
Horacia Somorostro was released in 1997 after being imprisoned for a crime she did not commit. Although Somorostro reunites with her daughter, she learns that her husband is now deceased and her son is missing. She realized that a thing remains unchanged – the power and privilege of the elite. This belief is cemented when Somorostro later found out that her former rich lover, Rodrigo Trinidad was the one who framed her for a crime. She learns that Trinidad is forced to stay within his house like his friends due to kidnapping incidents targeting the rich. To the ruling class, the kidnappings are the most serious problem in the country’s history. Somorostro begins to plot her revenge amidst the crisis.


World premiere:
Venice International Film festival 2016, Competition


Key festivals and awards
Golden Lion Award, Venice International Film festival 2016; Best director, Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2017; Best director, Dublin International Film Festival 2017, Cartagena International Film Festival 2017; Jerusalem Film Festival 2017

PHILIPPINES, 2016
Director: Lav Diaz
Producers: Sine Olivia Pilipinas (Philippines), Cinema One Originals (Philippines)
German distributor: Grandfilm
World sales: Hassala Films (Egypt)
Theatrical release in Germany: February 4, 2018


Funded in in August 2017
Funding amount: 6.000 €