Janine Gutierrez top-billed ‘Babae at Baril’, a new pyscho-thriller film by director Rae Red, which is one of the competing films at the QCinema International Film Festival.
After being pushed to the edge most of her life, a girl discovers how much power owning a gun can give her and decides she’s had enough of being the underdog.
Kapuso star Janine Gutierrez stars as a saleslady in a local department store. Her everyday life is composed of an exhausting commute home and a manager who always seems to have something to say about her physical state. When she finally gets home, there’s no one there but her roommate who couldn’t care less about her.
In “Babae At Baril”, a girl’s life changes drastically upon finding a strange gun on the doorstep of her boarding house. Her life instantly changes as she feels she can do anything she wants, talk back to whomever she wants, and even hurt anyone she wants.
Babae at Baril is director Rae Red’s sophomore feature and first solo directorial effort.
The film also stars JC Santos, Felix Roco, Elijah Canlas, Sky Teotico, Ruby Ruiz, Archie Adamos, at Allan Paule.
The present age, like the old time itself, has never been friendly for the so-called fairer sex. Thus, it is also so rare in the Philippine film history for women to pick up a gun; that such an occurrence would be treated as an unexpected twist. And just like other few conventional female-led revenge thrillers, Babae at Baril is refreshing. Janine’s performance may not be that “fiery”, but it is convincing enough to keep one curious on what her character could do, or willing to do, after obtaining a gun. Will she be hunting down her attacker to seek justice, or will she just opt to end her misery in silence? Best quote: Gusto mo iputok ko sa’yo to?
Babae and Baril is the official entry to QCinema 2019 of CIGNAL ENTERTAINMENT, in partnership with EPICMEDIA. The film is also the first solo Producing role of Epicmedia’s Iana Bernardez. It is one of the three recipients of production grants amounting to P1.5 million each from QCinema.
The movie also will be competing along with Glenn Barit’s The Cleaners and Arnel Barbarona’s Kaaway sa Sulod, and against entries from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, and China.
Viewers may watch Babae at Baril, together with other QCinema 2019 film entries, until October 22 at Gateway Mall, Ayala Trinoma, Robinsons Galleria, UPFI Cine Adarna, Cinema ’76 Anonas, and Cinema Centenario in Quezon City.