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The KingMaker

Denmark, USA | 2019 | 101 min. | G

The KingMaker

Denmark, USA | 2019 | 101 min. | G


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. In an age when fake news manipulates elections, Imelda’s comeback story serves as a dark fairy tale.


LANGUAGE: English, Tagalog

SUBTITLES: Lithuanian, English



Warsaw International Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Documentary

Writers Guild of America – Documentary Screenplay Nominee

Director: Lauren Greenfield

Cinematography: Shana Hagan, Lars Skree

Editing: Per K. Kirkegaard, Andrew Nackman

Producers: Allison Amon, Philip Balbuena, Lauren Greenfield

Lauren Greenfield


2019 – The Kingmaker
2018 – Generation Wealth
2012 – The Queen of Versailles
2006 – Thin

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