The latest film from Lav Diaz, the Philippines’ master of long-form, novelistic narrative, and it explores that director’s signature themes of guilt, inequality and intimate violence.
A woman discovers that, after 30 years in prison, her friend and fellow inmate committed the murder she was accused of, leading to her release and discovery of the man who framed her. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival last year, Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s Tolstoy-inspired epic is a story of revenge deferred, “a meditation on the nature of Goodness in a world of deceit and corruption” (Olaf Moller, Film Comment) that functions as a slow-build tale of urban theater and class warfare, and a sensitive expression of family and forgiveness. A Kino Lorber release.
Please note: this screening will take place in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
The Woman Who Left opens at the Film Society on May 19!