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Whether the Weather Is Fine

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.

FeatureLab 2017
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Title: Whether the Weather Is Fine
Year: 2021
Directed by: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Premiere & awards: Locarno Film Festival 2021, Concorso Cineasti del presente
Produced by: Cinematografica (Philippines) planc. (Philippines) House on Fire (France) iWantTFC (Philippines) Globe Studios (Philippines) Black Sheep (Philippines) Quantum Films (Philippines) AAND Company (Singapore) KawanKawan Media (Indonesia) Weydemann Bros. (Germany) CMB Films (Philippines)
Countries: Philippines, France, Singapore, Indonesia, Germany, Qatar


In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, religious fanatics, desperados, criminals and fleeing animals are loose in the city. Miguel, a desperate son but caged all his life by his inner demons, roams the ruins in search of the two women in his life: his friend Andrea and his mother, Norma. As soon as he finds these tw , Miguel tries to convince them to leave the unliveable city. As Miguel’s time slowly runs out as another rumor of an incoming storm resurfaces, He must decide whether to stay on to persuade his loved ones or to leave town on his own before the next disastrous storm devours him and the only home he knows.

TFL Project:

Title: Whether the Weather Is Fine

TFL Awards: TFL Co-Production Award (€ 50,000) thanks to the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union

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