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Whether the Weather is Fine
A film by Carlo Francisco Manatad
Year|2021 Duration|104 min Language|Waray language Territory|Philippines/France/Singapore/Indonesia/Germany/Qatar World Premiere|Locarno


Determined to flee to the big city after Typhoon Haiyan ravages a coastal town, Miguel searches for his mother Norma and his beloved Andrea before another storm approaches.


CARLO FRANCISCO MANATAD is a Filipino film director and editor based in Manila. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. His short films have screened at numerous local and international film festivals Junilyn Has, his first short film premiered at the Locarno Film Festival under the Pardi di Domani Section in 2015. Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month, his 4th short film was selected in competition at the 56th Semaine de la Critique of the Cannes International Film Festival. Baga’t Diri Tuhay Tat Pamahungpahung (The Imminent Immanent) premiered in competition at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
As one of the most prolific editors in the Philippines today, he has collaborated with numerous filmmakers on independent and studio films.
Carlo is an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, Berlinale Talents, Tokyo Talents and the Locarno Filmmakers Academy. Whether the Weather is Fine (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon) is his first feature film.


House on Fire
Globe Studios
Quantum Films
AAND Company
KawanKawan Media
Weydemann Bros.
CMB Films


Daniel Padilla, Rans Rifol


Writers: Giancarlo Abrahan V, Carlo Francisco Manatad, Jérémie Dubois
Producers: Armi Rae Cacanindin, Josabeth Alonso, Vincent Wang
Co- Producers: Ling Tiong, Yulia Evina Bhara, Jonas Weydemann
Executive Producers: Carlo Katigbak, Cory Vidanes, Roldeo Endrinal, Jamie Lopez, Ginny
Monteagudo-Ocampo, Olivia Lamasan, Quark Henares, Jan Pineda, Josabeth Alonso, Armi Rae
Cacanindin, Arleen Cuevas
Associate Producer: Chad Angelic Cabigon, Fréd Bellaïche, Antoine Barraud
Director of Photography: Lim Teck Siang
Production Designer: Whammy Alcazaren
Editor: Benjo Ferrer III
Music: Andrew Florentino
Sound Design: Roman Dymny
Art Director: Sam Manacsa, Nimrod Sarmiento
Wardrobe: Thesa Tang
Makeup and Prosthetics: Jefferson Cabral


Locarno Film Festival
Youth Jury Award
Toronto International Film Festival
Contemporary World Cinema
London East Asian Film Festival
Best Director
Pingyao International Film Festival

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