In this modern day society we often rely on technology to give us information and updates. We connect with our families and friends through the use of our social media accounts.It is easier nowadays to share opinions,recommendations and memories with just a click of a button. We spent more time in keeping tabs on what’s been happening in the digital world, our only time away from it is when we ran out of battery or when we go to sleep.
Relationships are also being maintained through the use of technology. With chat and video messaging apps,we already bridge the gap of long distance relationships. Friendship are also built with technology through online communities for every interest or hobbies.
With all the positive aspects of technology comes its adverse effects as well. Since we have been so dependent on technology, what will happen when we have no choice but to remove it from our lives to survive?
Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi tackles the story of Norma, a millennial who was diagnosed with Electromagnetic Hyper-sensitivity -an unusual disease that makes her literally allergic to Wi-Fi data signals. She had no choice but to be sent off to a remote province to live with her grandmother. This film is presented by Cignal Entertainment in partnership with THE IDEAFIRST COMPANY AND OCTOBERTRAIN FILMS. It is their first venture into a full-length film, directed by Jun Robles Lana who also directed DIE BEAUTIFUL.
Sue Ramirez evolved giving us her own take on the character of Norma. She showed her versatility as an actress far away from her first major role as a supporting cast in the remake of Mula sa Puso back in 2011. She showed us that she can carry a dramatic scene plus she had this undeniable chemistry with her co-star Jameson Blake. The supporting character Angeli Nicole Sanoy as Aries’ bestfriend gave us some witty banter and funny moments.
The movie’s trailer trended because of its unique concept and relatable situation of maintaining a relationship in this digital age like when Norma had to be far away from her boyfriend Leo without means of communication. It’s so hard to keep a long distance relationship. As the film progress we also see Aries, Leo’s brother, who is hopelessly in love with Norma who does everything to make her happy. This movie also gave us some insights on the desire of milennials to immortalize moments using their social media accounts instead of living it. There was a lot of current issues covered by this movie like the spread of fake news, sibling rivalry, and most importantly the possibility of disconnecting and appreciating the little moments that we neglect to see because we were too busy recording it or putting it as a status. There was also an unexpected twist that left me speechless and crying. The soundtrack is on point, intensifying every scenario. It’s a little bit dragging on the latter part and I needed a reason for how Norma overcame her illness.
This film is a rollercoaster of emotions and this is why I would watch it again this August 15-21,2018 at the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.