Kingmaker

The juiciest insider look at a corrupt world leader since Barbet Schroeder's 'General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait.'

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The Kingmaker

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.

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Genre
Documentary, Women and Film, Politics & World Affairs, Fascism, Crime
Runtime
100
Language
English
Director
Lauren Greenfield
Writer(s)
Lauren Greenfield
Cast
Imelda Marcos
FEATURED REVIEW
Eric Kohn, indieWire

For its first hour, “The Kingmaker” is a charming and wistful portrait of the former First Lady of the Philippines, whose affluence and outsized persona once loomed large across the nation. Then it takes a more disturbing turn, as director Lauren Greenfield transforms an absorbing look at the life ...

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