NETFLIX is back with a brand- new slate of 15 Filipino films coming on to the service starting this August, including Netflix Original “Love The Way U Lie.” Staying true to its commitment to bring more Filipino content to the service, Netflix is announcing new films from Viva Communications, Regal Films, TBA Studios, The IdeaFirst Company and CleverMinds. This exciting new lineup which cuts across multiple genres has something for everyone to absolutely enjoy.
RC delos Reyes, director of “Love The Way U Lie,” said: “It is an honor having our film included as a Netflix Original and to be shown across Asia. It is a huge opportunity not just for me but also for every Filipino filmmaker to continue creating quality films that can be shown to the world and that every Filipino can be proud of.”
“Very few films get to become a Netflix Original, and we at Viva and 1017 are very proud that ‘Love The Way U Lie’ is part of the elite Originals. This film is a testament to Filipino creativity and we can’t wait for Asia to enjoy it!” said Vincent del Rosario, president of Viva Communications Inc.
“With Netflix releasing ‘Write About Love’ soon, it’s good news for us at TBA Studios that this movie will be made available on one of the most popular and prestigious online platforms,” said Crisanto Aquino, director of “Write About Love.” “It will surely help our movie reach a wider audience, and bring them this wonderful story of the Female Writer and Male Writer, as well as the characters of Marco and Joyce. In this time of a worldwide pandemic, we all need something to hold on to, and what else is worth holding on to but love.”
“We at TBA Studios are very proud of ‘Write About Love’ especially now that Netflix has picked it up to make it available on their service. We’re grateful that a bigger audience will now have the opportunity to discover this uniquely entertaining movie that celebrates the art of writing. For those who enjoyed it during its theatrical release, this is the chance to see it again, along with their family and friends,” said Vincent Nebrida, president of TBA Studios.
Here are the Pinoy titles slated for release on Netflix in August and September:
“Once Before (Hindi Tayo Pwede)” (Aug. 4)
After a tragic car crash, Gabby finds herself in a love triangle with the ghost of her fiancé and a friend seeking more than a platonic relationship.
“Time & Again” (Aug. 6)
Longing for a law student, a barista by day and writer by night gains the ability to turn back time and rewinds to the day they first met.
“Stranded” (Aug. 6)
In the midst of a typhoon, a woman finds herself stuck inside her office building with a stranger whose attitude on life—and love—clashes with hers.
“How She Left Me (Kung Paano Siya Nawala)” (Aug. 13)
A man with face blindness finds it impossible to connect with others—until he meets a beautifully free spirit who changes his life.
“Finding You” (Aug. 13)
When a young man with an extraordinary memory discovers he can’t recall a past heartbreak, he revisits his exes searching for the mystery woman.
“Love The Way U Lie” (Aug. 20)
With the help of a spunky, lonely-in-love psychic, a deceased wife tries to get her grieving husband to move on. In the process, sparks begin to fly.
“Us Again” (Aug. 20)
When two former flames cross paths years after parting ways, they face big questions over whether second chances are possible.
“Us, At The End Of The Year (Tayo sa Huling Buwan ng Taon)” (Aug. 27)
Five years after their relationship ended, Sam and Isa spot each other by chance one evening and aren’t prepared for the feelings that resurface.
“D’Ninang” (Aug. 27)
A criminal matriarch with a gang of thieves is reunited with her estranged daughter, who is a firm believer of the law and everything right.
“Gasping For Air” (Sept. 3)
Luis sets out to find his sister, Lulu, who the family lost contact with after a talent scout promises her a career as a singer in the city.
“Write About Love” (Sept. 25)
A young female writer teams up with a seasoned male writer to rewrite the script of an unfinished love story.
Two people who can’t sleep spend hours lying awake while everyone else is asleep. Together they fight the loneliness that keeps them awake.
“Waiting for Sunset (Kung paano hinihintay ang dapithapon)” (TBA)
An old unmarried couple broke the monotony of their daily lives when the woman’s estranged husband reached out to them, seeking reconciliation and forgiveness.
Liza is still drowning in grief from losing the love of her life when she receives an unexpected visit from someone from her past.
“The Vow (Tuos)” (TBA)
A woman chosen to keep an age-old tradition alive must now choose between her granddaughter’s life and the belief that shackled her in solitary confinement. (PR)