Leonor Will Never Die
Leonor Reyes was once a groundbreaking figure in the Filipino film industry during its ragtag action cinema glory days, but now she struggles with old age, mounting bills, and the untimely death of her son. While revisiting an unfinished script about a fearless protagonist trying to avenge his brother’s murder, Leonor is struck on the head by a falling television set and knocked into a coma. As she lays unconscious in the hospital, fantasy and reality begin to blur when Leonor finds herself awake inside her script, becoming the hero of her own story. An innovative blend of pulpy action homages, playful comedy, and touching family drama, Leonor Will Never Die is a wonderfully imaginative tribute to the art of filmmaking.
Director(s)Martika Ramirez Escobar
Dido Dela Paz
John Paulo Rodriguez
“Martika Ramirez Escobar’s heartfelt, zany tribute to the magic of movies and the power of love” A.O. SCOTT, NEW YORK TIMES
"A fantastical romp through cinematic styles. It’s gleefully meta and so much fun, from a fresh new voice who we can thank for the first action-star lola (grandmother)." LISA WONG MACABASCO, VOGUE
“This is a movie that is doing everything and doing it well.” NADIR SAMARA, SCREENRANT