What if you had to live without wifi? Could you do it? In this digital age where people are always online, constantly connected, it almost feels impossible to be without internet connection, let alone be without a gadget in hand.
But in upcoming movie Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi, a teenager is forced to live away from all that when she was diagnosed with a very rare disorder called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity that makes her “allergic” to the electromagnetic waves emitting from gadgets and, most especially, wifi.
Produced by Cignal Entertainment in partnership with The IdeaFirst Company, Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi offers a fresh and modern spin to the classic tale of a young adult finding oneself—and we can’t wait to see how it turns out. Here are five reasons we’re excited to see this movie!
5. Its unique plot delves deeper about something relevant.
Admit it. You’re slightly obsessed with staying online, too, perhaps more than you care to admit.
You need to constantly check your social media accounts (or make sure your posts are up-to-date), or get on the internet to at least stay in the loop. Most of the time, it’s a wonderful thing, the internet, but Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi delves deeper into this obsession people have and tries to answer a question we often try to evade: how is it hurting us as well?
4. Keiko Necesario wrote the songs for the movie.
Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi features all-original songs by Keiko Necasario, currently the biggest name in the indie music scene. A talented singer and songwriter, you’ll recognize this young artist through her raspy yet soulful voice that just puts you at peace. Everything Keiko touches simply turns to gold, and we bet this movie is no exception.
You can listen to Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi’s soundtrack by Keiko over at Spotify here.
3. The movie was crafted by an award-winning director.
With Jun Robles Lana being the director behind Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi, there is much anticipation about the movie. After all, Lana has won many awards in the Philippines and abroad, including Best Director in international film festivals for his one-shot feature film Anino Sa Likod ng Buwan. He is also the director behind 2016’s highly acclaimed movie Die Beautiful, and 2018’s Star Cinema blockbuster, Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes.
2. The movie is actually inspired by a true story.
Director Jun Robles Lana shared that what inspired him to create this movie was when he came across a news story back in 2009 about a British man who was allergic to wifi. Lana said that he saw this story as an “opportunity to explore the underlying sadness and emptiness of modern relationships”, thus leading to the creation of Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi. The movie forces us to think and to ask ourselves whether we are making the right kind of connections.
1. It is a much anticipated and sought-after movie.
Many of the country’s major film studios, at one point or another, wanted to be part of this movie, but in the end it was Cignal Entertainment alongside The IdeaFirst Company who got to proudly produce the film. Cignal Entertainment is known for their cinematic-quality TV series like Tukhang and Tabi Po, but Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi will be their first full-length feature film and will thus be the company’s official debut into the silver screen.
Are you excited for Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi too? Watch the trailer here:
Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi hits the theaters nationwide on August 15th.