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San Diego Asian Film Festival

WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE (KUN MAUPAY MAN IT PANAHON)

In the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, Miguel, the protagonist of Carlo Francisco Manatad’s debut feature WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE, wakes up in bed to find Tacloban City in ruins. Debris, dead bodies, rooftops, and homes...

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FERNTV

WEATHERING A FILIPINO STORM @ TIFF2021

There was much to learn from the journey of fellow Filipino director Carlo Francisco Manatad. For most filmmakers, making a passion project is never easy. Especially having to go through a pandemic whether or not your film...

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Salon

In "Whether the Weather Is Fine," typhoon survivors "transform from being zombies to becoming human"

Carlo Francisco Manatad spoke to Salon about recreating the "messy, organized chaos" of life after Typhoon Haiyan.
 

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The Film Stage

TIFF Review: Whether the Weather Is Fine is an Ambitious, Incongruous Drama Set in the Wake of a Typhoon

The ambition behind Carlo Francisco Manatad’s Whether the Weather Is Fine is undeniable. Set in the aftermath of 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan (aka Super Typhoon...

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International Cinephile Society

TIFF 2021 review: Whether the Weather is Fine (Carlo Francisco Manatad)

In November 2013 Super Typhoon Yolanda made landfall in the Philippines, hitting the country’s Visayas region and leaving pure destruction in its wake – more than 1.1 million houses damaged, 27,000 people injured, and 7,000 lives lost. 

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La Estatuilla

Crítica de “Whether the Weather is Fine”, original y surreal recorrido por una tragedia (TIFF 2021)

Un joven llamado Miguel (Daniel Padilla) despierta en medio de un caos. Casas derrumbadas, escombro por doquier y cadáveres. También tiene un pez en el...

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J:MAG

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) – Whether the Weather Is Fine

Après sa sélection au festival de Locarno 2021 dans la section Cineasti del presente où il a remporté le Prix Cinema & Gioventù, Whether the Weather Is Fine (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon) est présenté au TIFF 2021.

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Universal Cinema

Toronto Film Festival 2021 | Whether the Weather is Fine

Following the real-life events of Philippine’s Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, director Carlo Francisco Manatad makes his directional debut to highlight the aftermath of a family dealing with this horrific event with ‘Whether the Weather is Fine’...

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Original Cin

TIFF ’21 Capsule Reviews, Round Six

The 46th annual Toronto International Film Festival continues apace. Similarly, Original-Cin writers continue screening films to offer best bets (and must-avoids) for your movie-watching time and money.

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Smash Cut Reviews

‘Whether the Weather is Fine’ is Filipino cinema at its finest | TIFF movie review

Whether the Weather is Fine, which had its North American premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, is perhaps the best indication that the Filipino film industry is alive and well. The film focuses on the City of Tacloban...

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Filmuforia

Whether the Weather Is Fine (2021) Toronto Film Festival

For his debut feature, a post apocalyptic fantasy thriller, Filippino director Carlo Francisco Manatad explores how the aftermath of catastrophe changes life for three individuals in his native city of Tacloban...

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In The Seats

TIFF 2021: OUR REVIEW OF ‘WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE’

Kun Maupay man it Panahon (Whether the Weather Is Fine) is abrasive and frank. It’s full of characters who don’t tiptoe around when expressing their emotions. A young Waray-Filipino woman, Andrea (Rans Rifol) tells her friend Miguel...

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Guy At The Movies

#TIFF21 PREVIEW: THE FILMS TO LOOK OUT FOR

The 2021 Toronto International Film Festival begins today! This year’s line-up, a combination of both in-person and virtual, features a number of exciting projects that have caught my attention. Over the course of the next week and a half...

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Cinema Scope

TIFF 2021 | Whether the Weather is Fine 

 

In early November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the eastern Filipino island of Leyte with wind speeds as high as 195 mph—the second-highest ever recorded in the Western Pacific.

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Toronto International Film Festival

Whether the Weather is Fine

After a devastating typhoon in the Philippines, three characters must decide whether to stay home or escape to Manila and leave their pasts behind. Devastated after the impact of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, the Filipino...

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Miradas de Cine

LOCARNO 2021. VOLUMEN 3

Finalizó esta edición número 74 del vetusto certamen cinematográfico que ha inaugurado la andadura de Giona Nazzaro al frente de su dirección artística. Y si las comparaciones con el brillante pasado reciente podrían ser odiosas...

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CLAP.CH

Festival de Locarno 2021 (suite)

Bertrand Mandico possède un univers bien à lui qu’il puise dans tout ce qui l’entoure. Après Les Garçons sauvages, son nouveau film nous projette sur une nouvelle planète, After Blue, car la Planète Bleue ne pouvait plus ou ne voulait...

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe's Guide to TIFF 2021 Movies

The 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival will see a return to red carpets and a broader list of films screening both in-person and online than last year. Before you choose what to watch, see what our critics thought of the films.

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SINdie

Film Review: Whether the Weather Is Fine | Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (2021)

There is something insidious about what trauma does to you from the inside out. Unlike the tidal wave of acute physical harm—the pain, the blood, the immediacy—that presses you into a primal mode for survival, sink or swim, fight or flight...

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Asian Movie Pulse

Film Review: Whether the Weather is Fine (2021) by Carlo Francisco Manatad

Having watched a number of Manatad’s works as an editor (particularly his collaborations with Khavn) and a number of his short films, it had become clear to me that he really has what it takes to become a great filmmaker. “Whether the...

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Rappler

'Kun Maupay Man It Panahon' bags special award at Locarno Film Festival

Filipino feature film Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (Whether the Weather is Fine), starring Charo Santos-Concio, Daniel Padilla, and Rans Rifol, has bagged a special award at the 74th Locarno Film Festival. 

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Filmidee

LOCARNO 74: CIÒ CHE CHIAMIAMO TEMPESTA

Per il suo lavoro di adattamento di una tragedia letteraria, Aleksandr Zeldovich ha optato per una risposta coerente con il clima post-moderno della fine delle grandi narrazioni: la riduzione del tragico da modo culturale di un popolo di intendere...

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Locarno Film Festival

Kun maupay man it panahon

For his debut feature, Kun maupay man it panahon (Whether the Weather Is Fine), Filipino director Carlo Francisco Manatad chose a subject literally close to home. His native city of Tacloban, in the Eastern Visayas region, is regularly hit...

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CNN Philippines

Balancing comedy and tragedy with Carlo Francisco Manatad

Carlo Francisco Manatad walks us through his highly anticipated feature film "Whether the Weather is Fine," and talks about why embracing absurdity and ambiguity in life matters.

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ScreenDaily

Toronto unveils Contemporary World Cinema, Discovery programmes

World premieres of Ruth Paxton’s UK horror A Banquet, Agustina San Martín’s Argentinian genre tale To Kill The Beast and Sébastien Pilote’s Canadian period drama Maria Chapdelaine are among Contemporary World Cinema and...

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TorinoFilmLab

TFLFunds 2021: four film projects supported by TorinoFilmLab

TorinoFilmLab is made of training, development and funding opportunities. In today’s news, we point out this last aspect since it’s finally time to unveil the four titles that will be financially supported by the TFL Funds across 2021.

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ScreenDaily

Rediance picks up Locarno title ‘Whether The Weather Is Fine’ (exclusive)

Beijing-based sales agent Rediance has picked up international rights to Whether The Weather Is Fine, from Philippines filmmaker Carlo Francisco Manatad, which will receive its world premiere at the upcoming Locarno film festival (August 4-14).

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Locarno Film Festivalo

Concorso Cineasti del presente

The Concorso Cineasti del presente offers a selection of first and second feature films, primarily world premieres, directed by emerging global talents. It’s the place devoted to the discovery of tomorrow’s cinema, which deserves to be supported...