Charo Santos-Concio is looking forward to attending the Venice International Film Festival as her movie Ang Babaeng Humayo competes for the film fest's main competition.
According to ABS-CBN's chief content officer, she feels blessed being a part of this landmark project.
“Natutuwa nga ako kasi I feel like I’m starting all over again. Parang I’ve come full circle.
"What can I say? I feel so blessed. It could have been any other actress.
"This is about Lav [Diaz], this is about the director. This is his film. The stars aligned na ako ang naisip na bigyan ng pagkakataon ni Lav.”
Produced by Cinema One Originals and Sine Olivia, the movie with the international title The Woman Who Left runs for 3 hours and 41 minutes.
She said that she has yet to prepare for the event that will take place in Lido, Venice.
"Wala pa, kasi dumating lang yung balita by Thursday evening.
"May kaunting raket pa ako! Hindi pa napapag-usapan pero dadating tayo diyan."
However, CSC said after the August 2 press conference of MMK 25 commemorative album that she is looking forward to attending the prestigious film fest.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the other artists and directors, writers and producers from other parts of the world and learn from them. There is so much to learn from others.”
It was announced last July 28 that the movie Ang Babaeng Humayo is competing at the 73rd Venice Film Fest that will run from August 31 to September 10, 2016. The drama movie also stars John Lloyd Cruz.
She said about the movie in an interview with ABS-CBN News, “It’s about love and revenge and transcendence of one’s humanity.
"How do you let go of your past, how do you let go of your baggage?
"After going through so much pain in lfie, how does one begin to appreciate the inherent goodness in man again?”