Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with unprecedented access, the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines.

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STORY 

Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with unprecedented 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.


PRESS

“Jaw-dropping” - Variety

“An enraging portrait of entitlement, opulence and corruption” - Screen International

“Must-see” ★★★★ - The Times

“A fascinating documentary” - Indiewire

“An acute study of the psychology of power” ★★★★ - Time Out


Credits

Production Company: Evergreen Pictures

Executive Producer: Julie Parker Benello, Bill Haney, Dan Cogan, R.J. Cutler, Geralyn Dreyfous, Lilly Hartley, Patricia Lambrecht, Nion McEvoy, Regina K. Scully, Jamie Wolf

Producer: Frank Evers, Lauren Greenfield

(Documentary) Screenplay: Lauren Greenfield

Cinematographer: Shana Hagan, Lars Skree

Editor: Per K. Kirkegaard

Sound: Rasmus Winther Jensen

Music: Jocelyn Pook


Completed

Filmmaker: Lauren Greenfield
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Runtime: 100'
Format: HD

TIFf
 

festival highlights

Venice International Film Festival 2019

TIFF 2019

Telluride Film Festival 2019

BFI London Film Festival 2019