Philippines’ Film “The Woman Who Left” (Ang Babaeng Humayo) Wins Golden Lion Award 2016

The 57-year-old Lav Diaz, Filipino director of the film “The Woman Who Left” (Ang Babaeng Humayo) has so much to be happy about. His black-and-white revenge thriller film lasting about 4 hours has won the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice film festival.

The movie focuses on the struggle of a schoolteacher to reintegrate into society after 30 years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit.

WINNERS OF THE 73ND VENICE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

GOLDEN LION

“The Woman Who Left” (Lav Diaz, Philippines)

SILVER LION BEST DIRECTOR (TIE)

“Paradise,” Andre Konchalovsky, Russia, Germany

“The Untamed,” Amat Escalante, Mexico

JURY GRAND PRIZE
“Nocturnal Animals” (Tom Ford,)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
“The Bad Batch” (Ana Lily Amirpour, U.S.)

ACTOR

Oscar Martinez (“The Distinguished Citizen,” Argentina, Spain)

ACTRESS
Emma Stone (“La La Land,” U.S.)

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERFORMER –

Paula Beer (“Frantz,” France)

BEST SCREENPLAY
Noah Oppenheim (“Jackie,” U.S.)

LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS LION OF THE FUTURE
“The Last of Us,” (Ala Eddine Slim, Tunisia)

HORIZONS JURY

BEST FILM
“Liberami” (Federica di Giacomo, Italy)

BEST DIRECTOR

“Home” (Fien Troch, Belgium)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
“Big Big World” (Reha Erdam, Turkey)

SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST ACTOR

Nuno Lopes (“Sao Jorge”) by Marco Martins (Portugal)

SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS

Ruth Diaz (“The Fury of a Patient Man”) by Raul Arevalo (Spain)

BEST SCREENPLAY

“Bitter Money,” by Wang Bing (China)

BEST SHORT

“La Voz Perdida,” Marcelo Mantinessi (Paraguay)

VENICE CLASSICS AWARDS

Best Documentary on Cinema

“Le Councours,” (Claire Simon)

Best Restored Film

“Break-Up — L’uomo dei cinque palloni,” (Marco Ferreri, Italy)

Teaser trailer de The Woman Who Left — Ang Babaeng Humayo (HD)

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