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ANG BABAENG HUMAYO RECEIVES THE TOP PRIZE AT THE 73RD VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

The Filipino film and only Asian film included in the main competition, Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left), makes history after being declared winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the 73rd Venice Film Festival. The film festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, ran in Venice from 31 to 10 September 2016.

“My head is spinning right now it’s unbelievable, this is for my country, for the Filipino, for the struggle of humanity,“ film director Lav Diaz said in his acceptance speech. Also present during the gala screening and awards night are the lead actors of the film Charo Santos-Concio and John Lloyd Cruz.