“Venice film festival: Philippines revenge drama wins top prize”, 11/09/2016, BBC News

Lav Diaz dedicated film to “Filipino people and their struggle”

“Philippines film The Woman Who Left, a black and white drama by director Lav Diaz, has won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival.It tells the story of a schoolteacher’s thirst for revenge and her feelings of forgiveness after 30 years in jail for a crime she did not commit.Diaz said the film was a testimony to the struggles of the Philippines after centuries of colonial rule.”