Five distinguished Filipino movies will be added to Netflix this coming June

This coming June, we will celebrate our 122nd Independence Day of our country and we are also facing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, this is a good way to show our patriotism in our home to enjoy and to promote Filipino content all across the internet.

The Netflix, a wide streaming website and they will add more Filipino titles starting June 5.

The following movie titles were announced by Raphael Phang, the manager of Content Acquisition at Neflix, over zoom last week:

Pinoy Sunday (Release Date: June 5)

This was inspired by a 1958 Roman Polanski short, “Pinoy Sunday” follows two Filipino immigrants in Taiwan who discover a discarded couch during a day-off from work. The comedy-drama directed by Widing Ho stars Alessandra de Rossi, Bayani Agbayani, Jeffrey Quizon, Nor Domingo, Dave Ronald Chang, and Meryll Soriano.

Sunod (Release Date: June 14)

“Sunod” movie is a horror flick about a single mother who takes a call center job where the building’s sinister secrets begin to haunt her. The film was starring Carmina Villaroel, this was one of the entries in the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Lola Igna (Release Date: June 18)

“Lola Igna” an elderly woman who 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.

Untrue (Release Date: June 22)

“Untrue” is a 2019 thriller-drama movie starring Cristine Reyes and Xian Lim. It is directed by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo. The story follows Mara, who moves from the Philippines to the country of Georgia, where she meets a mysterious man, Joachim. The two develop feelings for one another, until Joachim claims to hear peculiar sounds and see visions of a strange woman. (Photo: Cosmo.PH)

Pamilya Ordinaryo (Release Date: TBA)

“Pamilya Ordinaryo” (Ordinary People) follows a teenage couple in Manila who resort to desperate measures when their month-old child is kidnapped. The powerful drama won 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.

Netflix announced its new slate of Filipino titles following the successful releases earlier this year, including the 2019 release of “Dead Kids” by award-winning director Mikhail Red.

“We are constantly amazed by the creativity of storytellers and quality of talent coming out of the Philippines,” Phang told the Philippine press over video via Zoom.

“Filipinos are avid entertainment fans, so at Netflix we are committed to bringing the best stories locally and from around the world to our members here,” he also added.

The movies above a tad too heavy? Well, there’s a new special from Fil-Am standup comedian Jo-Koy titled “Jo Koy: In His Element,” premiering on June 12, too.

Let us support the Filipino filmmakers and start streaming to support the Philippines Movie Industry! And also Happy Independence Day, Philippines! Let’s start Netflix and chill at home.


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  • July 6, 2020 at 2:22 pm
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    It was an honor to share what Filipino can do when it comes to film. We, as a Filipino. We are proud for all of you!

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