efe-epaBy Sara Gomez Armas. Manila

"Perception is real, the truth not," says Imelda Marcos in the acclaimed documentary "The Kingmaker," which reveals the most eccentric and despotic face of the former first lady of the Philippines, bent on rewriting history and washing clean the Marcos name to enable her offspring to recapture power.

After much acclaim and festival nominations, the film by American creator Lauren Greenfield has arrived amid huge expectations to the big screen in the country, paradoxically at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, an imposing building in Manila Bay built in 1969 on the order and wishes of Imelda. EFE-EPA