Heads up, cinephiles! Netflix will be home to five more Filipino movies this June– just in time for Independence Day.
Following the success of pinoy titles such as Eerie, The Girl Allergic to Wi-Fi, and Miss Granny, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service will be introducing a new bunch of critically-acclaimed Pinoy films across a variety of genres – from horror, comedy, to critically-acclaimed drama. Check out the list below!
Release Date: To be announced
Barely making a living as pickpockets, a teenage couple in Manila resort to desperate measures when their one-month-old child is kidnapped. (Ordinary People was awarded Best Film, Best Editing, Best Actress, Best Director at the 12th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, as well as Best Actress at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and FAP Awards)
Release Date: June 5, 2020
Inspired by a 1958 Roman Polanski short, this lighthearted examination of modern life in Taipei follows two Filipino immigrants, Manuel and Dado, during their day off from work, when the chance discovery of a discarded couch leads to adventure.
Release Date: June 14, 2020
As the medical expenses for her daughter stack up, a mother takes a demanding call center job where the building’s sinister secrets begin to haunt her.
Release Date: June 18, 2020
An elderly woman finds her life disrupted when her family and village realize she has a chance at a world record for being the oldest grandmother alive. (Lola Igna was awarded Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Musical Score and Best Actress at the 2019 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Awards Night)
Release Date: June 22, 2020
Mara moves from the Philippines to the country of Georgia, where she meets a mysterious man, Joachim. They develop feelings for one another, until Joachim claims to hear peculiar sounds and see visions of a strange woman.
Which among the Filipino films above are you most excited to see?
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