Right on the heels of Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis‘ Berlinale win, Lav Diaz is returning to the set for another movie. And his star? Former chief executive officer and president of ABS-CBN Charo Santos-Concio.
Santos-Concio revealed that she had just finished a 10-day shooting with Diaz for a movie called Ang Babaeng Humayo. There’s still no word what it’s about, but that it was shot in Mindoro, and that she was offered a role by the director.
The current chief operating officer of ABS-CBN is known for hosting Maalaala Mo Kaya, Asia’s longest-running drama anthology program, but before that, she acted in Mike de Leon’s Itim and Lino Brocka’s Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak.
As a producer, Santos-Concio is responsible for the films Oro, Plata, Mata and Himala, and the shows Esperanza, Mula Sa Puso, Pangako Sa ‘Yo, and Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay.
When asked if she would return to acting full-time, she said, “I just go with the flow, I don’t really plan. I don’t plan anything parang whatever the universe offers me now, if my heart and my gut think it’s the right thing to do and I will have fun and I will have a great adventure then I’m open to it.”
Lav Diaz is a critically-acclaimed director whose films have been recognized in the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival. Last year, his film Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan was screened at the Un Certain Regard section of 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was selected as the Philippines’ entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards. His latest opus, Hele, was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Alfred Bauer Prize, an award given to films that offer new perspectives in cinema.
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