The Woman Who Left

Venice Film Festival
Golden Lion
Toronto International Film Festival

The Woman Who Left

A Film by Lav Diaz

2016 - Philippines - Drama - 1.85 - 226 min.

with John Lloyd Cruz , Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino , Charo Santos-Concio & Michael De Mesa

Produced by Lav Diaz

Horacia has spent the last 30 years in a women's correctional facility. A former elementary school teacher, she leads a quiet existence helping others practice reading and writing. When another inmate confesses to the original crime, Horacia is released and seeks out her estranged family. While searching for her missing son Junior, she discovers again her homeland - the Philippines of the late 90s, only to realize that its inhabitants are terrorized by corruption and rampant kidnappings. Her generous personality becomes tainted by feelings of revenge...

Venice Film Festival
Golden Lion
Toronto International Film Festival

More Films

A Wolfpack called Ernesto

A film by Everardo González

2023 - Mexico/France/Switzerland - Documentary - 1.85 - 78 min.

In Mexico, 350 000 people have been killed over the last 15 years by armed perpetrators, 30 000 of which are under 18. A WOLFPACK CALLED ERNESTO is a travel exploration to the bowels of the most fragile link on the chain: kids. The film follows the paths of the youths collectively named "Ernesto" – victims as well as sicarios – who in a certain moment of their lives had access to a gun, used it to kill, and soon became a part of the many pieces of a crime organization.

Four Suns

A film by Bohdan Sláma

2012 - Czech Republic - Comedy/Drama - DCP - 2.35 - 102 min.

Jára has lost his job, his family is falling apart and his only companion and friend is Karel, a
lonely weirdo who feels very closely bound to nature. Unemployed and immature, he tries to
keep his family together, to make his wife stay with him, to protect his teenage son from drug
abuse, and to protect Karel from himself - but who will protect Jára?


A film by Albert Serra

2022 - Spain/France/Portugal/Germany - Drama/Thriller - 2.39:1 - 162 min.

On the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, the High Commissioner of the Republic and French government official DE ROLLER is a calculating man with flawless manners. His somewhat broad perception of his role brings him to navigate the high end ’establishment’ as well as shady venues where he mingles with the locals. Especially since a persistent rumor has been going around: the sighting of a submarine whose ghostly presence could herald the return of French nuclear testing.