Dates & Tickets
Philippines, France, Singapore, Indonesia, Germany, Qatar
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.
Daniel Padilla, Charo Santos-Concio, Rans Rifol
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