Documentary Feature | 100 minutes

HIFF 2018

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Lauren Greenfield

Produced by
Frank Evers, Lauren Greenfield

Written by
Lauren Greenfield

2019 | English | USA/Denmark

Continuing her career-long fascination with the extremely wealthy, documentarian Lauren Greenfield (THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, GENERATION WEALTH) profiles Imelda Marcos, the former Filipino politician and First Lady who embodied the country’s vast income disparity at the time of her husband’s ousting in 1986. Greenfield interweaves the now eighty-something Marcos’s infamous past with her current aspirations to propel the family back into power—revealing a figure utterly convinced of the righteousness of her role in her country’s history. In depicting the vast corruption and human rights violations of the Marcos era, THE KINGMAKER is a piercing gaze at the divisive legacy that continues to define the country’s current political landscape.