(SPOT.ph) Among the many things we learned from the hit film that is Parasite, it's that language should not be a hindrance in delivering a message to viewers through the screen. In fact, director Bong Joon Ho famously said the following at his 2020 Golden Globes acceptance speech: "Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films." In an effort to reach more Filipinos, the people behind Lauren Greenfield's The Kingmaker are releasing "five separate Tagalog-dubbed versions, captioned in five different languages." The Philippine languages available are Tagalog, Bisaya, Ilokano, Bikol, and Hiligaynon. This was announced by Greenfield in a tweet on March 24. You can catch the film for free through Vimeo and YouTube, no registration or app download is required.
About The Kingmaker
The Kingmaker features Greenfield's interviews with Imelda, who herself narrated how she met the late Ferdinand Marcos, how she later turned an inhabited island in Palawan into a safari after seeing the wildlife in Africa, and how she dealt with the public as the wife of a government official. She also recalled the time that she was sent to a psychiatric hospital in New York when "[she] was on the verge of a mental breakdown" because "it came to a point that [she] could not take politics."
Greenfield was also able to interview Ferdinand's grandson and Bongbong's son, Sandro, who was quoted as saying "[Bongbong] wanted to do physics, maths, biology, but my grandfather was like 'There's no money in that so switch to politics.'”
Some of the documentary's clips show Bongbong's bid for the vice presidency in the 2016 national elections, three years before the release of The Kingmaker. In one of the first-hand interviews with then-vice-presidential aspirant and now presidential candidate, he said that "Campaigns are fun, except for the candidate. Dealing with the public is a chore."
The Kingmaker made its international debut in August 2019 at the 76th Venice Film Festival, then its Philippine debut in January 2020 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It was also shown at the London Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, Bergen International Film Festival, El Gouna Film Festival, and Warsaw International Film Festival among many others.
You can watch The Kingmaker for free here:
The Kingmaker on YouTube
The Kingmaker on Vimeo
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