Director: Martika Ramirez Escobar
Cast includes: Sheila Francisco, Rea Molina
101 mins / 2022 / Phillipines, Subtitles

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 lies 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 playful comedy, and touching family drama, Leonor Will Never Die is a wonderfully imaginative tribute to the art of filmmaking.

  • Winner: Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: Innovative Spirit
  • Winner: Toronto International Film Festival - Amplify Voices Award
  • Winner: Sitges Film Festival - Noves Visions-Best Director
  • “Wonderfully unclassifiable!... (A) heartfelt, zany tribute to the magic of movies and the power of love” - New York Times
  • “An utterly delightful ode to cinema — classic Filipino action films, in particular — that’s sure to put a smile on your face” - Vogue
  • “A delightful surprise; it’s inventive and original, with flourishes of magical realism” - The Atlantic

Thursday 11am screenings only £5 and include a free cuppa. 

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women. Find out more about F-Rating.

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