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WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE

Whether the Weather is Fine (MMFF 2021)

Kun Maupay Man It Panahon

Directed by: Carlo Francisco Manatad


This movie shows the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda that hit the Philippines last 2013.


There’s the government incompetency, poor system, unreliable news, broken dreams, shattered people… And the list never ends.


It’s actually a powerful topic,

especially during this time of pandemic.


But instead of having a strong messaging, this movie opted to go the weaker and cowardly route, bombarding us with nonstop symbolisms.


They try so hard to make every scene playful and unfathomable—similar to the unimaginable hardships of the victims.


Pinaglaruan nila ang

pinagdaanan ng mga biktima.


Hindi naman sila nag-kwento.

Nagpa-kitang-gilas lang sila

ng mga kaya nilang gawin.


Realistic ang set. Maganda ang cinematography. Nakakadala ang scoring—sapat na para diktahan ang nararamdaman mo.


Pina-ihi sa tabi si Charo Santos.

Dinumihan si Daniel Padilla.

Pinagsalita sila ng Waray.


Gumawa sila ng samu’t saring eksena na kakaiba. Nang hindi mo man lang nakikilala ang mga karakter sa likod nito. Hindi trahedya at hindi mga biktima ang naging bida sa pelikulang ito.


Less about the characters and the tragedy.

Lacking pure intentions and emotions.

More of just a display and showcase.


Whether or not the actors are good,

Whether or not the production is impressive,

The movie did not do fine in telling a story.


WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE

⭐️


Cast: Daniel Padilla, Charo Santos, Rans Rifol

Presented by: Black Sheep, Quantum Films, Globe Studios, iWant TFC

Date Released: December 25, 2021 in Philippine Cinemas

A Movie Review by: Goldwin Reviews

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