ni Maricris Valdez Nicasio
MULI namang binigyang pagkilala ang pelikulang Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (Whether the Weather is Fine) na pinagbibidahan nina Charo Santos Concio at Daniel Padilla na idinirehe ni Carlo Manatad. Nagwagi ito ng Cinema e Gioventu Prize (Youth Jury Prize) sa katatapos na 74th Locarno Film Festival sa Switzerland.
Sa Facebook post ni Quark Henares, ibinalita niya ang pagwawagi ng pelikula sa naturang festival na dinaluhan nila ang awards night ng producer nitong si Atty. Joji Villanueva Alonso para sa Quantum Films.
Sa post ni Quark kasama ang poster ng pelikula may caption iyong, “And the good news keeps pouring in! Kun Maupay Man It Panahon is premiering at the Locarno Film Festival in a little more than a week, followed by Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) shortly after.
“I was eternally grateful to Carlo Francisco Manatad because I was able to go to TIFF, my dream festival, back in 2018 thanks to his short film ‘The Imminent Immanent.’
“That was a study for a much bigger tapestry, a story about a mother and son ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), searching for each other and a new meaning for home, Whether the Weather is Fine or not.
“Congratulations to Jan Pineda, who brought this to Globe Studios even before I came in, and Gene Blue Tamesis, who championed it. To Jil and Joe who kept that fire burning for 5 years.
“To Attorneynang Joji Villanueva Alonso for fighting for this all throughout. And of course, producer extraordinaire Armi Rae Cacanindin, who we loved so much we had to have her join our team (shet ang ganda ng poster mo Justine Besna).”