The critically acclaimed film, “Kun Maupay Man it Panahon” (Whether the Weather is Fine) starring Daniel Padilla, Rans Rifol, and Ms. Charo Santos-Concio, is now available on Prime Video, widening its audience release through this digital release of this co-production by KROMA Entertainment’s film production unit ANIMA Studios.
The film, which has been enjoying massive success in local and international film festivals, is the latest addition to Prime Video’s roster. This marks its transition from theatrical release to digital streaming at the premiere destination for groundbreaking and quality content.
Directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad and co-produced by major film studios from the Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia along with other production units from France and Germany, the film is a surreal portrayal of the hazards of climate change, its destructive impact, and how “Filipino resilience” is conflated as weathering one’s personal storms when left with nothing else but the will to survive.
“It is an honor and a pleasure to have our film be part of the first batch of content released by Prime Video. It is to me a great achievement because it widens the reach of the film to audiences not just in the Philippines, but also those from our neighboring southeast Asian countries,” said Manatad.
At the recently concluded 70th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards, the film bagged plum awards: Charo Santos won Best Actress for her portrayal of Norma, while Whammy Alcazaren’s realistic depiction of Tacloban in the wake of deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan was recognized for Best Production Design.
Earlier, the film received standing ovations at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland and the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada.
Regionally, the film has gained momentum in Southeast Asia with screenings at the Asian Film Archives and Singapore International Film Festival in Singapore, the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in Indonesia, and the Malaysia International Film Festival. It was also screened at the Malaysia Golden Global Awards, where cinematographer Teck Siang Lim won the Best Cinematography Award, Rans Rifol was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, while the movie was also in the running for Best Film.
Whether The Weather Is Fine joins thousands of popular movies and TV shows, award-winning Amazon Originals and other exclusives in the vast Prime Video catalog. These include global Amazon Original series such as The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power, The Boys and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, as well as critically acclaimed Amazon Original movies like Coming 2 America and The Tomorrow War, Korean titles such as Island, anime hits such as Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and many more.
Prime Video customers will be able to watch Whether The Weather Is Fine anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, etc. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in the Philippines for just P149 per month.
To learn more about the award-winning filmography and other works of ANIMA, visit its official website at www.anima.ph.