Leonor Will Never Die

  • Golden Globe Awards

Leonor Will Never Die (Philippines)

“My friend and I thought, why are there no movies about an action grandma?”That’s how Martika Ramirez Escobar conceived Leonor Will Never Die, her audacious feature directing debut which won a special jury prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, the Amplify Voices Award at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, and just recently earned a best international feature nomination for Film Independent’s Spirit Awards. Escobar, in our interview via email, said that the absence of an “action star grandma” in Philippine cinema propelled her to write Leonor Will Never Die.