Lav Diaz has bagged another Best Director award for his film, “Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left),” this time from the Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC) Awards held at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, in Ireland.
Diaz previously won the Golden Lion prize at the 73 rd Venice Film Festival for the same film.
The Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC) Awards jury composed of eight Irish movie critics from different publications in Ireland voted Diaz as the best director.
The Filipino filmmaker received full marks for his 228 minute long drama film, reported ABSCBN News.
In an interview Diaz said of his award, “It’s cool. Ibinabalita lang natin sa bayan, pangbawas kahit katiting man lang sa salimuot na dinaranas natin. (We are reporting it to the country, to diminish, no matter how slight, the complex crisis we’re now experiencing.)”
“Ang Babaeng Humayo” tells the revenge tale of a school teacher who spent 30 years of her life inside the correctional facility for a crime she did not commit. The lead character is portrayed by ABS-CBN Chief Content Officer Charo Santos in a film produced by Cinema One Originals and Sine Olivia Pilipinas.
DFCC President Tara Brady described the process of choosing winners was a “grueling pleasure” considering almost a hundred Irish and world premieres were held at the Dublin fest this year.