The Woman Who Left / Ang babaeng humayo, Philippines, 2016, 226 min.
Režija / Director: Lav Diaz
Uloge / Starring: Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Nonie Buencamino, Sharmaine Centenera-Buencamino, Michael de Mesa, Marj Lorico
Venice 2016: Grand Prix „Golden Lion“
„Žena koja je otišla“, film o borbi i osveti žene koja je nepravedno optužena za zločin i nevina osuđena na 30 godina zatvora, reditelj Lav Dijaz opisao je „kao svedočanstvo borbe Filipinaca nakon veka kolonijalne vlasti i njenih posledica“.
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.