PINURI at pinasalamatan kahapon ng Palasyo ng Malakanyang si Lav Diaz, ang direktor ng Ang Babaeng Humayo na nagwagi  ng Golden Lion sa Venice film festival.

“We congratulate Lav Diaz for bringing ho­nors to the Philippines. Mabuhay ang talen­tong Pinoy!” bahagi ng ipinalabas na press statement ni Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar.

“This triumph of Lav Diaz, described by the Irish Times as ‘a master of the Philippines,’ is the latest addition to the Philippines’ biggest ever haul of awards in this year’s A-list film festivals.

“Berlinale, Cannes, and now Venice, the luster of the world-class Filipino talent has continuously shone.”