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WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE

kincmok 10 May, Competition, Filipijnen, Rialto De Pijp, Section

Dates & Tickets

Tue 10 May
19:00
Rialto De Pijp

TICKETS

Dutch premiere

Region

Philippines, France, Singapore, Indonesia, Germany, Qatar

Language

Waray-Waray

Subtitles

English

Length

104 min

Director

Carlo Francisco Manatad

WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE

Determined to flee to the big city after Typhoon Haiyan ravages a coastal town in the Philippines, Miguel searches for his mother Norma and his beloved Andrea before another storm approaches. As the characters struggle with the decision to leave home, the clock keeps ticking on their chance to rebuild a future. Infused throughout the film are surreal moments that bring unexpected levity; mourning families share the frame with children dancing in shabby costumes. Carlo Francisco Manatad’s dreamlike debut feature is a journey through the absurd that never loses touch with the devastating consequences of reality.

CAST:
Daniel Padilla, Charo Santos-Concio, Rans Rifol

Director

Director: Carlo Francisco MANATAD, 1987, Philippines

Films: Junilyn Has (Short 2015), Whether the Weather is Fine (2021) is his feature directorial debut.

Awards: London East Asian Film Festival 2021 – Best Feature