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Whether the Weather is Fine

Devastated after the impact of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, the Filipino coastal city of Tacloban is largely reduced to rubble. Among those left standing in its wake are Miguel (Daniel Padilla), his mother (Charo Santos), and his friend Andrea (Rans Rifol). Food is in short supply. Rescue centres are overflowing with the injured. Everything is thrown into disarray and confusion.

What’s worse: another storm is said to be on its way, sending the locals even further into desperation and hysterics. A ship will be leaving from the local port to take people to the safety of Manila — but leaving home and all that it represents is easier said than done. As the three characters make their way towards this chance at a new future, they each have their own set of priorities that threaten to split them apart, and the challenges and distractions they encounter may take them in different directions altogether.

Country, Year Philippines, 2021
DirectorCarlo Francisco Manatad
WriterGiancarlo Abrahan V, Carlo Francisco Manatad, Jérémie Dubois
CastCharo Santos, Daniel Padilla, Rans Rifol
ProducerArmi Rae Cacanindin, Josabeth Alonso, Vincent Wang
Runtime104 MINS, SECS