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Whether the Weather is Fine

Fall Grants 2020 - Post-Production Stage

Carlo Francisco Manatad / Feature Narrative / Philippines, France, Singapore, Germany, Indonesia, Qatar / 2021 / 112 min / Original Language: Waray / Interests: Drama, Environmental, Family, Based on a True Story


‘Whether the Weather is Fine’ follows Miguel after he wakes up in the chaos of Typhoon Haiyan, which destroyed Tacloban—a coastal city in the Philippines, in November 2013. Rumours of another incoming storm are spreading like wildfire, and Miguel roams the ravaged city with the two women in his life, his mother Norma, and his friend Andrea. As a rescue ship bound for Manila docks at the port, Miguel must decide whether to stay home with the only people he has ever truly known or evacuate and leave his past behind.


Carlo Francisco Manatad
Carlo Francisco Manatad, Giancarlo Abrahan V, Jeremie Dubois
Armi Rae Cacanindin
Production Company
Cinematografica Films

About the Director

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 films have been selected and screened at major international film festivals including Cannes, Toronto, Locarno, Busan, and Clermont Ferrand, to name a few. Manatad is also an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, the Berlinale Talent Campus, the Docnet Campus Project, Tokyo Talents and the Locarno Filmmakers Academy. He is currently working on his first feature film, 'Whether the Weather is Fine'. The project is supported by the Asian Cinema Fund, Globe Studios and the Talents Tokyo Fellowship Fund, Aide des Cinema du Monde, Vision Sud Est and the World Cinema Fund. It has also participated at the EAVE Ties That Bind, La Fabrique Des Cinema du Monde – Cannes, Torino Film Lab – FeatureLab360 and the Cinefondation L’Atelier in Cannes.


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    Armi Rae Cacanindin

    ACC Cinematografica Films

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