Why Babae at Baril Deserves All The Awards At The 2019 QCinema International Film Festival

Honestly, I was expecting another predictable, boring film.
But as the opening credits unfolded on screen, my eyes were instantly glued to it. I wanted more.
We were greeted with a picturesque city of downtown Manila and the musical score brought additional color to it. It already tells so much about the characters, even without dialogue yet.
When I watch a premier, seeing the trailer is the last thing on my mind and I steer clear of advance buzz, especially Chico Garcia's 10 thoughts about movies, to avoid, you know, mixed thoughts. The only thing that comes to mind, well, actually I was sort of hoping a handsome stranger would appear and save Janine from all those. Or Felix Roco was the goodie knight in shining armor.

The only two scenes that went hard for me, when the lead girl was raped and the idea of her being alone in the world. This movie had shown how even the most vulnerable and timid people can change just like that. Her story somehow sticks with me for days afterwards. 
Pylon Trophy designed by multi-awarded visual artist Ferdinand Cacnio
Out of 6 nominations, Babae at Baril took home the following awards from QCinema International Film Festival, mainly:

Best Director - Rae Red
Best Actress - Janine Gutierrez
Gender Sensitivity Award

"For deftly examining the position of the woman in society and her violent experiences rooted in history and culture, and for prompting expansive and problematic discourses that expose the prevailing system that appresses all men and women."

CIGNAL ENTERTAlNMENT, in partnership with EPICMEDIA, present BABAE AT 
BARIL, an official entry to the QCinema International Film Festival. 

The film stars Janine Gutierrez, Felix Roco, Elijah Canlas, JC Santos, and Sky Teotico with special participation of Ruby Ruiz, Allan Paule, and Archie Adamos and will be 
shown in selected cinemas from October 15 to 22, 2019. 

Babae at Baril is director Rae Red’s sophomore feature and first solo directorial effort. The movie tackles how it is like to be a woman in a world of violence and masculinity. 
Babae at Baril is one of the three recipients of production grants amounting to P1.5 million each from QCinema. The movie will be competing along with Glenn Barit’s The Cleaners and Arnel Barbarona’s Kaaway sa Sulod, and against entries from Thailand, 
lndonesia, Malaysia, Laos, and China. 

QCinema 2019 runs from October 13 to 22 and will be screening films at Gateway Mall, 

Ayala Trinoma, Robinsons Galleria, UPFI Cine Adarna, Cinema ’76 Anonas, and Cinema Centenario in Quezon City.

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