MANILA -- Netflix has acquired the international rights to stream the Filipino film "Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi" starring Kapamilya actress Sue Ramirez.
Translated as "The Girl Allergic To WiFi," the sweet, romantic comedy film produced by Cignal Entertainment, October Train Films and The IdeaFirst Company will be available on the popular streaming platform starting August 21. It will be available globally except in China, Taiwan, Japan and India.
It is also the first title from media giant Cignal Entertainment to be shown on Netflix.
Directed by Jun Robles Lana, "Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi" follows the story of Norma, a popular girl in high school who ends up being diagnosed with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Disorder (EHS).
Unable to use or be around any gadget, Norma is sent to a remote location without any mobile signal to help her recuperate from the rare condition. Unfortunately, the long distance as well as the lack of communication with her boyfriend puts a strain on their relationship.
The film, which also stars Jameson Blake and Markus Paterson, had its theatrical run during the 2018 Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino.
"I am excited that our film will reach the diverse audience of Netflix," director Lana said.
"The younger viewers will see themselves in the characters and perhaps wonder what it’s like to be suddenly disconnected from the digital world. ...Older viewers, meanwhile, will see the nostalgia and see how life, and love, survived without technology," the director added.