Leonor Will Never Die

99 minutes | 2022 | Philippines | Narrative | Tagalog | sub. English | 17+



XXI 1 | THU 1 DEC | 20:30

XXI 2 | FRI 2 DEC | 15:00


Leonor Reyes was once a major player in the Filipino film industry after creating a string of successful action films, but now her household struggles to pay the bills. When she reads an advertisement looking for screenplays, Leonor begins tinkering with an unfinished script about the quest of young, noble Ronwaldo, forced to avenge his brother’s murder at the hand of thugs. While her imagination provides some escape from reality, she goes all-in after an accident involving a television knocks her out, sends her into a coma, and transports her inside the incomplete movie. Now Leonor can play out her wildest dreams firsthand and discover the perfect ending to her story.


Martika Escobar Ramirez


Director’s Filmography


Living Things (Short)


Dindo (Short)


Stone Heart (Short)

Production Company

Arkeofilms Production




Sundance Film Festival 2022 

Winner for World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: Innovative Spirit

Toronto International Film Festival 2022 

Winner for Amplify Voices Award

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022

Official selection

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2022

Official selection

Director's Profile

Martika Escobar Ramirez

Martika Escobar Ramirez

Martika Ramirez Escobar was born in Manila in 1992. Her love for the bizarre is best reflected through her films and photography. After graduating with honors from the University of the Philippines, her thesis “Stone Heart”, competed at the 19th Busan International Film Festival and screened around the world. Also won Best Film at Cinemalaya. Her latest work,“Quadrilaterals,” premiered at the 9th DMZ Docs.

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