Director: Lauren Greenfield
Section: World Cinema
Country: USA, Denmark | Year: 2019
Language(s): English | Time: 100 mins
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.
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.