Sue Ramirez Brings Back Old School Ligawan in Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wi-Fi

  • July 23, 2018

Romance is still very much alive among the gadget-savvy generation. We express our emotions through emojis and GIFs, and communicate instantly through chat, but what would happen if we suddenly became allergic to technology? That’s the situation of Norma, the afflicted lead of the first full-length film from Cignal Entertainment produced with The IdeaFirst Company and Octobertrain Films, and their official entry to the Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino, Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wi-Fi.

Inspired by actual news in 2009 when a British man was reported to be allergic to Wi-Fi, Director Jun Robles Lana had the idea of exploring the underlying sadness of modern relationships and the loss of authentic connections in the age of social media through his new character study, Norma.

After developing a rare sickness called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, Norma can no longer be around places where there’s Wi-Fi and use gadgets like cellphones, tablets, and laptops. As if her situation couldn’t get any worse, she was forced to move to a remote province with her grandmother where she spent days and nights struggling to keep in touch with her boyfriend, Leo, who lives in the city without so much as a text or chat to keep their relationship intact.

With some help from Leo’s brother, Aries, they turned to old school ligawan to keep their love alive. Handwritten letters, giving gifts, home visits, and hatid-sundo were just a few of their attempts to make their relationship work, but did these old school moves save their relationship?

Starring Hanggang Saan’s Sue Ramirez as Norma, Pinoy Boyband Superstar’s Markus Paterson as Leo, and Hashtags member Jameson Blake as Aries, Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wi-Fi explores the ups and downs of living without technology, and how the absence of gadgets and Wi-Fi can affect our individuality and our personal relationships. Brace yourself for a heartwarming, eye-opening movie that tackles the rediscovery of our own selves and our relationships in a gadget-riddled age.

With the ease and convenience that gadgets and Wi-Fi give us to foster our relationships, could it really be possible for us to return to the once glorious ways of love and ligawan like Norma and Leo? Can they really fight for their love without the help of technology? Tell us your thoughts!

Watch the trailer here:

Catch Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wi-Fi in cinemas from August 15 to 21, 2018.

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