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Imelda Marcos As 'The Kingmaker'




Lauren Greenfield interviews Imelda Marcos for the documentary,
Lauren Greenfield interviews Imelda Marcos for the documentary, "The Kingmaker."
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The Queen of Manila

In some ways, Imelda Marcos seems like a natural subject for a Lauren Greenfield documentary. "The Queen of Versailles" director has spent her career examining wealth and extreme materialism. But in "The Kingmaker," Greenfield goes further than Marcos' famous shoe collection and the billions of dollars she supposedly stole from the Filipino government. When Greenfield first became interested in the story, Marcos had returned from exile to her homeland and to politics. The filmmaker likens this to Richard Nixon returning to office after Watergate. The film tracks the rise and fall of  Marcos – who tells her side of her story in her own words – but also follows the present day political ambitions of her son, BongBong, as well as the impact of this powerful family on the Philippines then and now. Greenfield spoke with John Horn last September at the Telluride Film Festival where the movie made its North American premiere. (The film debuts Feb. 28 on Showtime.)

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