TELESCOPE beta There’s a whole world of film out there. Welcome to it.

Advanced Options

The Woman Who Left(Ang Babaeng Humayo)

After spending the last 30 years in prison, Horacia is immediately released when someone else confessed to the crime. Still overwhelmed by her new freedom, she comes to the painful realization that her aristocratic former lover had set her up. As kidnappings targeting the wealthy begin to proliferate, Horacia sees the opportunity to plot her revenge.
X

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

Be the first to comment about this film.

WHAT ARE CRITICS SAYING?

100

The New York Times by A.O. Scott

The film makes uncompromising demands on your attention and your empathy. But it is also illuminating and, in its downbeat, deliberate way, exhilarating.
80

CineVue by Ben Nicholson

Its specific frame of reference sees it build to a bleak and powerful conclusion, if one devoid of much hope.
75

Entertainment Weekly by Chris Nashawaty

The Woman Who Left may not be a movie for everyone, but if you allow yourself to settle into its leisurely tempo and marinate in its heroine’s journey, it can be a richly rewarding experience.
83

The Film Stage by Ethan Vestby

Highlighted by the black-and-white, The Woman Who Left is as nocturnal as the best noir, one of those films in which every transition from nighttime to daytime registers as a shock.
80

Variety by Guy Lodge

This occasionally transcendent opus finds Diaz’s formal powers — not least his own incisive monochrome lensing — at full strength.
80

Screen International by Jonathan Romney

At once over-repetitive and less surprisingly digressive than some of his other films, The Woman Who Left may not represent Diaz at his absolute peak, but it’s a powerful, thoughtful melodrama that pulls you into its world and delivers a number of irresistible emotional coups.

USERS WHO LIKED THIS FILM ALSO LIKED