A Surreal, Genre-Bending, Reality-Twisting, Multi-Award Winning Tribute to Filipino Action Cinema
In LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE, Leonor Reyes (played by renowned Filipina stage actress Sheila Francisco in her first lead film role), a groundbreaking figure in the Filipino film industry’s ragtag action heyday, is knocked into a coma while revisiting an unfinished script. Fantasy and reality blur as Leonor finds herself 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.
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.
Film Independent Spirit Award – Best International Film
Amplify Voices Award – 2022 Toronto International Film Festival
Special Jury Prize for Innovative Spirit – 2022 Sundance Film Festival
Special Jury Mention, Narrative Feature – 2022 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival
Best Narrative Award – 2022 CAAMFest
Year 2022 | Country Philippines | Language Filipino, English | Runtime 101 mins