Weeks after Director Lav Diaz’ latest work Ang Babaeng Humayo, which marks ABS-CBN Chief Content Officer Charo Santos-Concio’s return to acting, has won the Golden Lion Prize at the Venice Film Festival [related: Hot Stuff: "Ang Babaeng Humayo" Makes History At The 73rd Venice Film Festival], we Filipinos finally get to see the almost four hours-long masterpiece! Marking the premiere is this reminder from film critic Philbert Dy:
We do know for a fact that Direk Lav’s films are nothing short of great. Editor Raymond Ang was moved by the movie's plot:
Writer Carmi Raymundo, on the other hand, is impressed not just at Santos-Concio’s acting, but also John Lloyd Cruz’ portrayal of a transwoman:
In fact, those who have watched Direk Lav's previous works believe that this is his best movie to date:
Beyond the amazing performances, Ang Babaeng Humayo is yet another proof of the fact that Philippine cinema is experiencing a renaissance in terms of the quality and number of Filipino movies that have garnered awards abroad recently.
[related: Hot Stuff: Good Vibes All Around as Jaclyn Jose Wins Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival 2016]
Also worth noting is that Ang Babaeng Humayo is showing in more than 100 theaters nationwide, giving Filipinos easy access to catch this award-winning film.
What are you waiting for? Head over to your nearest cinema now!
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Banner photograph screengrabbed from Star Cinema YouTube Channel.