PALABAN ang comeback film ni Charo Santos na Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left) sa 73rd Venice International Film Festival (Agosto 31-Setyembre 10 sa Lido, Venice).
Ito ang kaisa-isang Asian film sa Main Competition ng naturang prestigious filmfest.
Idinirek ito ni Lav Diaz, at nagtatampok din kina John Lloyd Cruz, Michael de Mesa, Nonie Buencamino at Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino.
“Congratulations to direk Lav Diaz for bringing honor and pride to our country once again,” sabi ni Charo.
“I am very proud and humbled to be part of this extraordinary film and excited for our Kapamilyas to watch it.”
Kinunan ang pelikula sa hometown ni Charo na Calapan, Mindoro.
Pahayag ni Lav Diaz na siya ring editor at cinematographer ng pelikula, “The inspiration of the story is Tolstoy’s ‘God Sees the Truth but Waits.’
“What really struck me when I read it was that neither of us really understands life. We don’t really know.
“This is one of the most essential truths of existence. And more often, we abide and succumb to life’s randomness.”
Kasama rin sa cast ng pelikula sina Marj Lorico, Mayen Estanero, Romelyn Sale, Lao Rodriguez, Jean Judith Javier, Mae Paner at Kakai Bautista.