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The Kingmaker


Centered on the unquenchable, larger-than-life character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines.

“It’s an ugly story shrewdly told, with a sense of humor and also a deeper feeling for history.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times

The documentary 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. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles). (Directed by Lauren Greenfield, 2019, USA/Denmark, in English, 101 mins., Rated R)

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