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Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family's improbable return to power in the Philippines. The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda's present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family's history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch's extravagant love for her country. In an age when fake news manipulates elections, Imelda's comeback story serves as a dark fairy tale.

  • Director: Lauren Greenfield
  • Country: Denmark | USA
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Year: 2019
  • Run Time: 01:41:00
  • imdb Score: 6.9/10 (135 votes)
  • Language: English
  • Rating: R
  • Cast: Imelda Marcos
"Marcos’ print-the-legend philosophy has particular resonance in a post-truth world, although such sinister undertones sneak up on audiences in a movie that begins, innocently enough, as the latest of Greenfield’s astonishing portraits of wealth run amok."
Peter Debruge - VARIETY

"An enraging portrait of entitlement, opulence and corruption, THE KINGMAKER starts as a profile of Imelda Marcos but soon widens its perspective to depict a Philippines in peril. "
Tim Grierson - SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

"Though Greenfield is too skilled to overplay her intentions, the picture that emerges gains additional power from its clarifying distance. THE KINGMAKER is required viewing for anyone concerned about the direction of their own democracy."
Elizabeth Weitzman - THEWRAP

AWARDS

Critics' Choice Documentary Awards 2019
Best Documentary

Warsaw Int'l Film Festival 2019
Best Documentary

FESTIVALS

Venice Film Festival 2019

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2019

Stockholm Int'l Film Festival 2019

Int'l Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2019

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2019

Telluride Film Festival 2019

Camden Int'l Film Festival 2019

Bergen Int'l Film Festival 2019

Mill Valley Film Festival 2019

London Film Festival 2019

Warsaw Film Festival 2019

Hamptons Int'l Film Festival 2019

Chicago Int'l Film Festival 2019

And more...