The Kingmaker

Lauren Greenfield (2019)

Etta Rosales, Imelda Marcos, Bongbong Marcos, Rodrigo DuterteRated 15Pre-order tickets

Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos fled the Philippines in 1986 amid corruption and fraud scandals and a host of criminal and civil charges. Now Imelda is back, along with her son Bongbong. Not only is she curiously popular but she is also a political force once again. Her narcissism and lack of self-awareness are set against disturbing interviews with opponents who were tortured under the Marcos regime.

97% – Rotten Tomatoes
7.6 – IMDB

“It’s grimly compelling viewing as Marcos gives filmmaker Lauren Greenfield intimate access to her opulent life and oblivious narcissism.”

“While the film starts in wry fly-on-the-wall mode, it morphs into something weightier and surreally unsettling – Louis Theroux to Luis Buñuel in 60 minutes flat.”

Film Review: Exquisitely horrible portrait of Imelda Marcos – The Guardian