The Kingmaker (2019)
First screened in November 2019
Director: Lauren Greenfield. Documentary about Imelda Marcos, ex-First Lady of the Philippines, and the ongoing travails of her nation and her steadfastly political family.

Twitter Capsule: Imelda is a colorful concrete wall. Centering her in this complex Filipino story occludes as much as it illuminates.

VOR:   Aspects of the Marcos mythos (the non-burial, the reluctant scion, Duterte as shadow) merit more probing. But are these the best, freshest approaches?

Photo © 2019 Showtime Networks/Evergreen Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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