The odyssey of three people in the aftermath of a flood becomes a visually impressive vision of a post-catastrophic world. Miguel awakes in the debris left by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Torn between feelings for his girlfriend Andrea and attachment to his mother Norma, neither of whom can stand each other, he sets out to find a passage to Manila. Lawless religious fanatics and desperate survivors populate the apocalyptic landscape of the film, which is like a warning against the future – behind the surreal redemption fantasies and musical interludes, the next storm is already on the way.
CARLO FRANCISCO MANATAD (*1987) is a Philippino film-maker. Whether the Weather is Fine is his debut feature and was shown at Locarno in the Cineasti del presente competition.
Kun maupay man it panahon
France, Germany, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Qatar
OV with English subtitles
Carlo Francisco Manatad
Giancarlo Abrahan V, Carlo Francisco Manatad, Jeremie Dubois
Charo Santos-Concio, Daniel Padilla, Rans Rifol
Armi Rae Cacanindin, Josabeth Alonso, Vincent Wang
Lim Teck Siang
Benjo Ferrer III
Cinematografica Films; planc.; House on Fire; Quantum Films