Source: Conic

‘Leonor Will Never Die’

New distributor Conic has acquired UK-Ireland rights to Martika Ramirez Escobar’s Filipino feature debut Leonor Will Never Die.

Conic, which purchased the film from Dubai-based sales agent Cercamon, is planning a theatrical release for early 2023.

The film premiered at Sundance in January, where it won a Special Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic section, for Innovative Spirit.

It has subsequently played festivals including Edinburgh, Buenos Aires, Udine, Jeonju and Neuchatel; and won the Amplify Voices award at Toronto last month, where it closed the Midnight Madness section.

Leonor Will Never Die follows a retired action film screenwriter, who is knocked into a coma by a falling television set and transported into the story of one of her own unfinished scripts.

It is a second acquisition for Glasgow-based distributor Conic, after another Sundance winner Utama last month.