Dir: Lauren Greenfield
Starring: Imelda Marcos, Ferdinand Marcos, Jr
The Kingmaker is a deeply challenging, intimate documentary from Emmy-nominee Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles). This engaging and shocking portrait centres on Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines. Focusing on the influence she had over her husband’s presidency during his term, the damage caused and the present day attempts to rewrite history in order to get her son the coveted position, this bitingly relevant film shines a light on the dangerous nature of democracy in a post-truth world, as well as the impact of corruption.
★★★★ “FASCINATING AND TERRIFYING” – The Wrap