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Leonor Will Never Die official festival trailer
Leonor Will Never Die directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar

Music Box Films debuted the official festival trailer for Leonor Will Never Die, Martika Ramirez Escobar’s Sundance award-winning debut feature film.

In Leonor Will Never Die, main character Leonor Reyes (played by renowned stage actress Sheila Francisco in her first lead film role), 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.

The film, also starring Bong Cabrera, Rocky Salumbides and Anthony Falcon, will close out the Midnight Madness section of the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival; and Music Box Films will release the film in theaters on November 25th.

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.

Watch the official festival trailer for Leonor Will Never Die.

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