Programme 2019

The Kingmaker

Director: Lauren Greenfield

documentary

India Premiere

Section: World Cinema

Country: USA, Denmark | Year: 2019

Language(s): English | Time: 100 mins

Synopsis

Centred 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.

Director's Bio

Lauren Greenfield is a Boston-born photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. She holds a bachelor's degree in Visual and Environmental studies from Harvard. Her directorial credits include The Queen of Versailles (2012) which won her the Best Documentary Director Award at Sundance Film Festival, and Generation Wealth (2018). The Kingmaker (2019) is her latest documentary.