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Leonor Will Never Die (Ang Pagbabalik ng Kwago)

Martika Ramirez Escobar
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Female Director First feature film 2022 99 min Philippines
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A beautifully shot tribute to the Filipino action films of the 70s and 80s

Leonor Reyes was once a star of the Filipino film industry with successful action films to her name. Now she 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. When she falls into a coma following an accident, Leonor is transported into the incomplete movie, allowing her to play out her wildest dreams and discover the perfect ending to her story.


  • Sheila Francisco
  • Bong Cabrera
  • Rocky Salumbides
  • Anthony Falcon


  • Martika Ramirez Escobar


  • Carlos Mauricio


  • Corinne de San Jose


  • Alyana Cabral
  • Pan de Coco


  • ArkeoFilms
  • Anima


Wednesday 08 March 2023 21:00
Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : Tagalog
Subtitles : French
Screening : Public Screening
Thursday 09 March 2023 21:00
Talent présent  •  
Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : Tagalog
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening
Friday 10 March 2023 18:30
Talent présent  •  
Lieux : Cinémathèque
Audio : Tagalog
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening

Martika Ramirez Escobar

Martika Ramirez Escobar
Martika Ramirez Escobar

Martika Ramirez Escobar was born in Manila in 1992. After graduating with honors from the
University of the Philippines, the short film she completed for her thesis, Stone Heart (Pusong Bato), competed at the 19th Busan International Film Festival and screened around the world, winning Best Film at Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. She is an alumna of the Berlinale Talents Tokyo, Asian Film Academy, Southeast Asian Film Lab, Luang Prabang Talent Lab, Fantastic Film School, Mowelfund Film Institute and is a recipient of the Purin Film Fund. She also works as a freelance director/cinematographer for various production houses in Manila. Leonor Will Never Die is her feature film debut.


  • Leonor Will Never Die 2022
  • Living Things (short film) 2020
  • Anatomiya ng pag-ibig (section) 2015
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