Whether the weather is fine

Published December 4, 2021, 6:30 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Young Filipino filmmaker Carlo Francisco Manatad wins Best Director award at London East Asia Film Festival

RED LEAF Official London East Asia Festival 2021 poster

 Whether the Weather is Fine (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon) director Carlo Francisco Manatad bagged the Best Director award at the recently concluded London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF).

Set against the backdrop of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013, Whether the Weather is Fine was one of 33 films that participated in this year’s LEAFF.

The jury was chaired by Nick James, former editor of Sight & Sound, a British monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute (BFI). Other jurors were Hannah McGill, former artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and Damon Wise, BFI festival advisor.

STORMY WEATHER Daniel Padilla headlines the winning film Whether the Weather is Fine (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon)

Director Manatad, the youngest director with an entry to this year’s LEAFF, accepted his award via a video message.

Set against the backdrop of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013, Whether the Weather is Fine was one of 33 films that participated in this year’s LEAFF. It stars Daniel Padilla, Charo Santos-Concio, and Rans Rifol.

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