Lauren Greenfield — GermanyUSA — 2019 — 100'
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.
|Producer||Frank Evers, Lauren Greenfield|
|Camera||Shana Hagan, Lars Skree|
|Editing||Per K. Kirkegaard|
|Festivals||Venice 2019, Toronto 2019, Telluride 2019|