About Leonor Will Never Die/Ang Pagbabalik ng Kwago

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. [101 min; comedy, drama; Filipino with English subtitles]

Winner, World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: Innovative Spirit at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

“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.” — Christian Zilko, IndieWire

“In a film steeped in loss and grief, Leonor Will Never Die, as the title implies, is ultimately a beautiful, life-affirming celebration of the power of film and art to heal. Yes, even ‘80s action films.” — Charles Barfield, The Playlist

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