Congratulations are in order for Carlo Francisco Manatad who bagged the Best Director award for his debut feature “Kun Maupay Man It Panahon” ("Whether the Weather is Fine") at this year’s London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF)!
According to the film festival’s website, LEAFF was impressed by the film because of its “blend of the fantastical with the painfully true, and the delicate with the epic.”
The jury of LEAFF continued to commend Carlo Francisco Manatad “on an extraordinary accomplished debut feature, one to which he has a deep personal connection.”
This award comes a few months after “Kun Maupay Man It Panahon’s” world premiere in August at the 74th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, where it also won a special award.
Since then, the film has been shown at international film festivals, particularly in Mexico, Toronto, and Chicago. It is set to screen next in the Singapore International Film Festival.
Set against the backdrop of supertyphoon Yolanda, “Kun Maupay Man It Panahon” stars Daniel Padilla, Charo Santos-Concio, and Rans Rifol in a story of survival in the midst of disaster.
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