FILIPINO DIRECTORS AND ACTORS SUPPORT “ANG BABAENG HUMAYO” PREMIERE

Philippine movie industry’s respected directors and actors gathered to support the premiere night of Lav Diaz’s newest film “Ang Babaeng Humayo” held last Tuesday (Sep 27) at the UP Town Center.

Led by ABS-CBN chief content officer and actress Charo Santos, the premiere of Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion award-winning film was attended by directors Mae Cruz-Alviar, Don Cuaresma, Brillante Mendoza, Mac Alejandre, Mel Chionglo, and Olivia Lamasan, scriptwriter Ricky Lee, and Star Creatives COO Malou Santos.

Kapamilya stars Kaye Abad, Nikki Valdez, Bea Alonzo, Iza Calzado, Pokwang, McCoy De Leon, and Ellise Joson also graced the event and showed their support for the movie.

“’Ang Babaeng Humayo’ is a film experience you shouldn’t miss. Our generation is fortunate to experience Director Lav Diaz’s art. Hats off to Ms. Charo Santos. What a comeback!” said director Mae Cruz-Alviar on her Instagram post.

“Congratulations Ma’am Charo for your brilliant performance in the movie! It is not an easy task to carry a four-hour film but you did it so effortlessly. Amazing performances from John Lloyd Cruz, Nonie Buencamino, Michael De Mesa, Shamaine Buencamino, Cacai Bautista, and everyone else in the cast. Lastly, congratulations to Lav Diaz. It is my first time to watch your work in its entirety. No wonder you’ve been winning all these awards. Mabuhay Ang pelikulang Pilipino,” said Iza also on her Instagram account.

“It was brilliant. They were all excellent. Engaging,” Bea quipped.

“Ang Babaeng Humayo,” with the international title “The Woman Who Left,” tells the story of Horacia (Charo Santos), a woman seeking revenge after being imprisoned for decades for a crime she didn’t commit.

In her guesting on morning show “Magandang Buhay” recently, Charo shared how she prepared for her role in her much-awaited comeback movie.

“I went to the correctional (institution) for women. I interviewed a few inmates there so that I know what it feels like for a person to be imprisoned and how it feels like when your whole life stops. I also disguised myself here as a tomboy so I also studied how to do that,” she said.

Charo added that it was a nostalgic journey for her since the movie was mostly shot in her hometown, Calapan, Mindoro.

“Ang Babaeng Humayo,” produced by ABS-CBN’s Cinema One Originals and Lav Diaz’ Sine Olivia, is distributed by Star Cinema. The movie opens in cinemas nationwide today.

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BATIKANG MGA DIRECTOR AT MGA PERSONALIDAD SA PH SHOWBIZ, SUPORTADO ANG “ANG BABAENG HUMAYO”

Suportado ng mga batikang film director at mga artista sa Philippine showbiz ang pelikulang “Ang Babaeng Humayo” ni Lav Diaz sa ginanap na premiere night nito kagabi sa UP Town Center.

Sa pangunguna ng nagbabalik pelikula na si Charo Santos, ang premiere ng Golden Lion awardee sa kakatapos lang na Venice Film Festival ay dinaluhan ng mga director na sina Mae Cruz-Alviar, Don Cuaresma, Brillante Mendoza, Mac Alejandre, Mel Chionglo, at Olivia Lamasan, scriptwriter na si Ricky Lee, at Star Creatives COO Malou Santos.

Present din ang mga artistang sina Kaye Abad, Nikki Valdez, Amy Austria, Bea Alonzo, Iza Calzado, Pokwang, McCoy De Leon, at Ellise Joson.

“’Ang Babaeng Humayo’ is a film experience you shouldn’t miss. Our generation is fortunate to experience Director Lav Diaz’s art. Hats off to Ms. Charo Santos…what a comeback!!!” sabi ni direk Mae Cruz-Alviar sa kanyang Instagram post.

“Congratulations Ma’am Charo for your brilliant performance in the movie! It is not an easy task to carry a 4 hour film but you did it so effortlessly. Amazing performances from John Lloyd Cruz, Nonie Buencamino, Michael De Mesa, Shamaine Buencamino, Cacai Bautista, and everyone else in the cast. Lastly, congratulations to Lav Diaz. It is my first time to watch your work in its entirety. No wonder you’ve been winning all these awards. Mabuhay Ang Pelikulang Pilipino,” sabi naman ni Iza sa kanya yang Instagram.

“It was brilliant. They were all excellent. Engaging,” pahayag naman ni Bea.

Tampok sa “Ang Babaeng Humayo,” na may international title na “The Woman Who Left,” ang kwento ni Horacia (Charo Santos), isang babaeng naghahanap ng paghihiganti matapos siyang makulong ng mahabang panahon para sa isang krimeng hindi niya ginawa.
Sa panayam ni Charo sa “Magandang Buhay” kahapon (Sep 27) binahagi niya ang kanyang naging preparasyon para sa pelikula.

“I went to the correctional for women. I interviewed a few inmates. Para malaman ko kung paano ba yun para sa isang tao na makulong ka at matigil ang buhay mo. Magdidisguise din kasi ako dito bilang tomboy. Pinagaralan ko din yun,” sabi niya.

Dagdag pa ni Charo, masaya siyang mabalikan ang kanyang pinagmulan dahil kinunan ang pelikula sa kanyang hometown sa Calapan, Mindoro.

“Sana po suportahan natin ang pelikulang ito. It’s 3 hours and 46 minutes long but this has a very solid narrative. It’s a different experience. Isa itong obra ni Lav Diaz at siyempre si John Lloyd Cruz sa kanyang pinakakaibang pagganap,” pag-anyaya nya sa huli.

Ang pelikulang “Ang Babaeng Humayo” ay prinoduce ng Cinema One Originals ng ABS-CBN at Sine Olivia ni Lav Diaz at i-dinistribute ng Star Cinema. Mapapanood na ito sa mga sinehan nationwide simula ngayong araw.

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