Durham Film Club

Shakespeare Hall, 71 North Rd, Durham, DH1 4SQ

5th March 2020

The Kingmaker (15) 2019

d. Lauren Greenfield US 101 mins

Former first lady of the Phillippines – Imelda Marcos – is the fascinating subject in this brilliant portrait from Lauren Greenfield.  Its an acute study of the psychology of power and a portrait of someone with an incredible, almost unmovable sense of entitlement. Revisiting the story of how the family stockpiled $5 – 10 billion from the Filipino people, through corruption and brutal suppression and how the family (or Marcos herself) hopes to become the country’s matriarch once again through her son Bongbong.

"An exquisite,...jaw-dropping portrait' ... ICO