THE KINGMAKERDirected by Lauren Greenfield
Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos made headlines in the 1980s when they were ousted after two decades of presiding over the Philippines. As the Marcoses frantically fled the country, their impoverished citizens discovered hordes of wealth and, most famously, over 1,000 pairs of Imelda’s shoes. In Lauren Greenfield’s searing new film on the implacable “Mother” of the Philippines, both the sordid history of Ferdinand’s rule and the current politics of their son, Bongbong, vice-president under Duterte, are meticulously documented. Rewriting her personal history, Imelda plots her family’s grand return to power.