Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi was an instant viral hit just hours after uploading its first teaser trailer in November last year for its quirky take on a millennial couple’s love story. As a matter of fact, after releasing the second trailer on July 12, it trended as number one on Twitter in just 2 hours after the posting.
When a teenage girl develops an allergy to Wi-Fi, she is forced to live in a remote province, pushing her to reevaluate her relationships and the boy she believes is her one true love.
Cignal Entertainment, the new original content division of Cignal, in partnership The Ideafirst Company and Octobertrain Films, presents a fresh look at love in the digital age with “Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi.”
The movie stars Sue Ramirez, Markus Peterson, Jameson Blake and is directed by award-winning director Jun Robles Lana.
“What interested me most about the idea, when I came across a 2009 news report about a British man who was allergic to Wi-Fi, is the opportunity to explore the underlying sadness and emptiness of modern relationships,” shares Director Jun Robles Lana.
“Nowadays, with the advances of technology, no matter where we go, it’s so easy to get in touch with our loved ones. But a lot of our correspondence has also been reduced to emojis and likes and superficial interactions online. What happens if the technology that’s supposed to connect you to the whole world suddenly isolates you literally and takes away your freedom and the life you once lived and knew?”
“Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi” is Cignal Entertainment’s first venture into full-length feature film production and is one of the eight feature films chosen by the Film Development Council of the Philippines for the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 happening in August.