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The Kingmaker

Original title
The Kingmaker
Year
Running time
101 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Cast
,
Producer
Broadcasting by Showtime; Evergreen Pictures / Candescent Films
Genre
Documentary
Synopsis / Plot
The Kingmaker centers on the indomitable character and controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines whose behind-the-scenes influence of her husband Ferdinand’s presidency rocketed her to the global political stage. From Emmy winning director Lauren Greenfield, the documentary 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.
Awards
2019: Venice Film Festival: Official Selection (Out of Competition)
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