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The Kingmaker

Dir: Lauren Greenfield
United States / 2019 / 101mins

As first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos earned a reputation for opulence, filling palaces with art and famously owning more than 3000 pairs of shoes. Nearing 90, she is determined to restore her family name and is supporting her son’s campaign for vice-president.

Many Filipinos clearly love Marcos - and the bank notes she regally dispenses from the back of her limousine. But the scars of the Marcos era run deep. Not only can you see them on the island where she imported and then abandoned a private zoo, but they are also vivid amongst activists who endured eight years of martial law, brutally imposed by President Marcos.

With the election of ally Rodrigo Duterte, Marcos’ dreams of a comeback might come true, in a story which reflects all too well the impulses driving today’s rise in global authoritarianism.

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 13 Dec 2019 - Thu 19 Dec 2019
Price: Regular PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5
Sunday 15th December
13:50 20:00
Monday 16th December
12:50 18:30
Tuesday 17th December
20:30
Wednesday 18th December
14:30
Thursday 19th December
16:30 20:30

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.