16.04. ‐ 21.04.2024
Leonor Will Never Die

Leonor Will Never Die (Ang Pagbabali Ng Kwago)

Martika Ramirez Escobar

Within the first few minutes, Martika Remirez Escobar’s meta-movie Leonor Will Never Die aims to confuse. The retired director Leonor Reyes (Sheila Francisco) may have made successful action films, but she also has momentous problems paying her bills. While looking for ways to earn money, Leonor comes across an advertisement for screenplays. Subsequently, she digs up one of her unfinished scripts. The film becomes a film within a film. Leonor essentially plays herself: a grey-haired woman in an apron and flip-flops, maneuvering through a fire of events of her own making. Gradually, she begins to acknowledge and process the pain and violence bubbling in her subconscious. Life often inspires fiction as well.

World premiere at Sundance 2022, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award.

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Direction Martika Ramirez Escobar
Country Philippines
Year 2022
Duration 101 min
Language Original with English Subtitles
Production Mario Cornejo, Rajiv Idnani, Monster Jimenez
Camera Carlos Mauricio
Script Martika Ramirez Escobar
Editing Lawrence Ang
Music Alyana Cabral

Sundance 2022 - Winner World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award

Germany premiere

International Feature Film Program