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Leonor Will Never Die

Opens on October 22

Director: Martika Ramirez Escobar Run Time: 99 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2022 Language: Tagalog

Starring: Anthony Falcon, Bong Cabrera, Rea Molina, Rocky Salumbides, Sheila Francisco

Screenwriter: Martika Ramirez Escobar

Producers: Monster Jimenez, Mario Cornejo

Presented as part of We Are Coming, a traveling conceptual art installation presented in collaboration with the Autry Museum of the American West and artists Yumi Janairo Roth and Emmanuel David. For more information about the project, please click here.

Leonor Will Never Die will be preceded by the short film Shotgun Tuding and a conversation with artists Roth and David about their work.

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.

Shotgun Tuding
Directed by Shireen Seno (2014, Philippines/Malaysia, 16 minutes)
In this pancit western set in the late 1940s, Tuding journeys to a distant town to hunt down the man who got her youngest sister Teresit pregnant, and she’s not going home without him.



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