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

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

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Movie Info

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.

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 (18) | 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…
Top Critic

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)

½

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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