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'Leonor Will Never Die,' 'The Headhunter's Daughter' bag awards at Sundance 2022

It was a back-to-back win for PH cinema at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival 2022!

Patricia Matalog
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Patricia Matalog

1/31/2022 in News
'Leonor Will Never Die,' 'The Headhunter's Daughter' bag awards at Sundance 2022

It was a big win for Philippine cinema after two Filipino films won awards at the Sundance Film Festival 2022.

Don Josephus Eblahan's "The Headhunter's Daughter" and Martika Ramirez Escobar's "Leonor Will Never Die" brought home major awards, with the former winning the festival's Short Film Grand Jury Prize and the latter bagging the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: Innovative Spirit.

 

 

The short film "The Headhunter's Daughter" revolves around an aspiring country artist who went to the city to join a televised singing competition.

Meanwhile, fantasy film "Leonor Will Never Die" tells the story of Leonor Reyes, an action film writer and director from the '80s who enters the world of her unfinished screenplay.

Both of the films had their world premiere in the said film fest — with Martika being the first Filipino feature film director to win at the festival, and Don Jose earning the country’s first-ever Sundance win for a short film.

Sundance Film Festival is an annual film event founded by multi-awarded Hollywood actor Robert Redford.

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