TIFF: Jaw-Dropping Imelda Marcos Doc THE KINGMAKER

Insider Look at the Political Life of The Philippines’ Opulent, Ruthless MatriarchBy Lauren Greenfield (THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES)

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. 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.

SCREENINGS

Mon., 9/9 at 6:15pm – Scotiabank 1 – CANADIAN PREMIERE

Wed., 9/11 at 3:15pm – Scotiabank 3 – Public 2

Thu., 9/12 at 6:30pm – Scotiabank 4 – Public 3

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