Whether the Weather Is Fine

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Showings

The Main 2 Sun, May 8 7:40 PM
The Main 2 Fri, May 13 9:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Kun Maupay Man It Panahon
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Asian Frontiers
Emerging Filmmaker Competition
Tags:Drama
Asian Interest
Disaster
Dramedy
Family Drama
Human Rights
Adventure
Release Year:2021
Runtime:104 min
Country/Region:Philippines
France
Singapore
Indonesia
Germany
Qatar
Festivals & Awards:Junior Jury Award at the 74th Locarno Film Festival
Language:Waray
Print Source:Rediance
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/586668149
Cast/Crew
Director:Carlo Francisco Manatad
Executive Producer:Carlo Katigbak
Cory Vidanes
Roldeo Endrinal
Jamie Lopez
Ginny
Monteagudo-Ocampo
Olivia Lamasan
Quark Henares
Jan Pineda
Josabeth Alonso
Armi Rae Cacanindin
Arleen Cuevas
Producer:Joji Alonso
Armi Rae Cacanindin
Kriz G. Gazmen
Vincent Wang
Cinematographer:Teck Siang Lim
Screenwriter:Carlo Francisco Manatad
Giancarlo Abrahan
Jérémie Dubois
Editor:Benjo Ferrer III
Composer:Andrew R. Florentino
Principal Cast:Daniel Padilla
Charo Santos-Concio
Rans Rifol

Description

After the wreckage of Typhoon Haiyan, three Filipinos attempt to leave their small city and seek shelter in Manila as another reported storm looms. Carlo Francisco Manatad’s debut feature combines a transporting blend of near-documentary filmmaking, magical realism, and a pop-infused sensibility.

Miguel, his mother, and his girlfriend Andrea are struggling to leave in the wake of the typhoon that decimated the coastal city of Tacloban–though an odd, paradoxical calm permeates. As another storm is said to be on the way, a ship has reportedly arrived to remove survivors to Manila. The three must navigate the near total destruction of their community, disarray of relief operations, and constant distractions that threaten to split them apart.


Director Biography

Carlo Francisco

Born in 1987 in Tacloban City, Philippines, Carlo Francisco Manatad graduated from the University of the Philippines Film Institute and is an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, Berlinale Talent Campus, and Locarno Filmmakers Academy. He has directed numerous short films. Whether the Weather is Fine (2021) is his debut feature.