The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo)

2017

The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo) (2017)

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After 30 years in prison, a woman discovers that her friend and fellow inmate committed the murder of which she stood accused, leading to her release and subsequent discovery of the man who framed her.

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Cast

Charo Santos-Concio
as Horacia Somorostro
Michael De Mesa
as Rodrigo Trinidad
Nonie Buencamino
as Venditore di balut

Critic Reviews for The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo)

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

The pace is an anti-ornamental affectation that artificially distends an hour's worth of action.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Diaz has made an epic-length small film about the powerless, one full of moral urgency that he chooses to elongate and slow down to a crawl. It's a quiet consideration of grief and mercy, of control taken and freely given up.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…
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That a film this busy can find such focus in its closing moments says that whatever Diaz's methods of inspiration and creation, he knows exactly what he's doing.

May 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film makes uncompromising demands on your attention and your empathy. But it is also illuminating and, in its downbeat, deliberate way, exhilarating.

May 18, 2017 | Full Review…

The Woman Who Left may not be a movie for everyone, but if you allow yourself to settle into its leisurely tempo and marinate in its heroine's journey, it can be a richly rewarding experience.

May 17, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The film boasts one of Diaz's most dramatically conventional, involving, and satisfying narratives.

May 17, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo)

Diaz creates a compelling and tragic revenge tale despite its long running time, with a beautiful cinematography and great performances, even if he continues to show a disdain for pacing and makes his film seem unfocused before Horacia and Hollanda become friends.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

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Maymay Asahan
Maymay Asahan

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