WATCH: ‘Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi’ explores how to make love connection without the internet
Love in the time of the internet: couple hashtags, love letters on chat, and selfies on every date.
Teenager Norma (Sue Ramirez) has even gone as far as to make a joint social media account for her and her boyfriend Leo.
Then she turns out to have a nightmarish illness known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity, meaning she cannot be around gadgets or (gasp!) Wi-Fi.
Jun Robles Lana’s passion project “Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi” explores how to navigate love in the digital age without the internet.
Sent to a far-flung area with no signal, she and Leo are forced into a long-distance relationship. But it’s Leo’s brother (Jameson Blake) who makes his presence felt in Norma’s life — in Leo’s name.
The movie stars Yayo Aguila as Norma’s concerned mother, Boots Anson Roa as Norma’s doting grandmother, and Angeli Nicole Sanoy as Blake’s voice of reason.
The freshly packaged love story drew netizens’ attention: its digitally-released trailer hit one million views on Facebook in just eight hours.
The film will be released in 2018. JB
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