The Kingmaker

The Kingmaker
dir. Lauren Greenfield/United States, Denmark/2019/101 min.
Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Warszawa
Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Lalka

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.  Lauren Greenfield (“Generation Wealth”) 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.


  • projection time:
    101 min.
  • country/year:
    United States, Denmark /2019
  • director:
    Lauren Greenfield
  • pictures:
    Shana Hagan, Lars Skree
  • production:
    Frank Evers, Lauren Greenfield / Evergreen Pictures
  • awards :
    2019 – IFF Toronto

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