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THE KINGMAKER

tuesday, october 8 6:30pm | Dreamland STUDIO

WRITER / DIRECTOR: Lauren Greenfield
101 MIN / USA, DENMARK / Color / 2019

OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2019 Toronto Film Festival

From NFF alumni filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (Generation Wealth – NFF2018), The Kingmaker is centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, it 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. 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.

"a jaw-dropping documentary" - Variety


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