Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker 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.
From “The Queen of Versailles” director Lauren Greenfield, an expert on the wages of excess, comes a film about the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, better known as the woman of a thousand pairs of shoes. The doc examines the corruption of the Marcos regime, Imelda’s current campaign to have her son, Bongbong, elected to the vice-presidency and the once disgraced family’s unlikely return to power. You can’t make this stuff up.