Acclaimed films ‘Respeto,’ ‘Leonor Will Never Die’ to stream on Netflix this March

March 3, 2023 - 11:18 AM
Composite photo of stills from "Leonor Will Never Die" and "Respeto" (Leonor will never die, Respeto/Facebook)

Two award-winning Filipino movies are coming to Netflix this March.

Independent films “Respeto” and “Leonor Will Never Die” are in the lineup of movies and series to be streamed at the popular streaming platform.

Netflix uploaded a video teaser that compiled trailers of their to-watch titles on February 23 on its YouTube channel.

In the list, it was indicated that “Respeto” will start streaming on Friday, March 3.

“Leonor Will Never Die” will be available on a later date, on March 17.

The former follows the friendship between an aspiring rapper and an old poet who went through Martial Law.

Helmed by Treb Monteras II, the movie bagged several awards at the 2017 Cinemalaya Film Festival. It also received critical acclaim for showcasing Filipino poetry and the local rap scene.

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The official Facebook page of “Respeto” promoted its upcoming Netflix debut to its followers.

“Mag-ingay! ‘Respeto’ will be available on Netflix on March 3,” the post reads.

The latter, meanwhile, is a psychological drama-comedy that follows a retired screenwriter who went into a coma and found herself as part of a screenplay.

“Leonor Will Never Die,” directed by Martika Escobar, received recognition in several prestigious independent film events last year in the Philippines and overseas.

These include getting a nomination at the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards for “Best International Film” and bagging the Sundance Special Jury Award for Innovative Spirit at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

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A social media account dedicated to TV and film updates in the country promoted the upcoming premiere of the movie on Netflix.

Some Twitter users also expressed excitement over these local movies’ new home on Netflix.

The following, meanwhile, are other Filipino titles coming to Netflix this March:

  • “Labyu With an Accent” on March 25
  • “Partners in Crime” on March 25