Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Kingmaker. Puppetmaster. Power behind the throne. Whatever you want to call her, Imelda Marcos has been calling most of the shots in Philippine politics for a large part of the past half-century and new documentary “The Kingmaker” insists that, at 90, she’s not done yet and won’t leave the stage until she’s helped her son, Bongbong, win the vice presidency of the country.
Whether that happens or not, director Lauren Greenfield (“The Queen of Versailles,” “Generation Wealth”) paints an engaging, appalling but inevitably partial portrait of a woman who has navigated through countless political and personal squalls but remains irretrievably drawn to the flame of power.
“The Kingmaker” recently screened at the Venice Film Festival.
Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.
Receive the day’s documentary news every morning. Sign up for DocumentaryNews Daily.