Babae At Baril - The Power Of The Gun

Not everyone are able to get their hands on a firearm. But when one does, what can it do to the person wielding it? This is what QCinema participating film BABAE AT BARIL wants to showcase. Starring Janine Gutierrez, Felix Roco, Elijah Canlas, JC Santos, and Sky Teotico, the film is also the director Rea Red's solo directorial debut.

It tells the story of a young saleslady which endures a very hard life, harassment at work and on the streets, stressful commutes, and even a unreliable roommate. Though hope is lost for her situation, she stumbles on a gun near where she lives and decided to take it and eventually use it. With a deadly weapon on her hands, she immediately  feel the power and change in her personality to use it to her advantage.

Being part of QCinema for this year, they also got production grant worth P1.5 Million. They are also competing along with Grenn Brarit's The Cleaners and Arnel Kaaway Sa Sulod, and against entries from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, and China.

Babae At Baril stars Janine Gutierrez, Felix Roco, Elijah Canlas, JC Santos, and Sky Teotico with special participation of Ruby Ruiz, Allan Paule, and Archie Adamo. Directed by Rae Red, showing in theaters October 15 to 22, 2019 as part of QCinema International Film Festival.

Deliberation time kids! 

Film summary: Gun Power!

Favorite quote: 

“Saka na lang kapag may papakita na ako sa nanay ko"  - Janine Gutierrez

Technical Effects: 4 out of 5 stars (amazing cinematography however it took a long time for each sequence)

Plot: 4 out of 5 stars (It has some interesting twists and unconventional ending)

Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars (JC Santos and Elijah Canlas also made ths story interesting with some backstory about the gun that will be used.)

Pros:  Plot, cinematography, actors, lines, gun origins, color grading
Cons:  long sequences, dark scenes, minor plot holes

Music and Soundtracks:  3 out for 5 stars (some original songs are also interesting which I will love to know the soundtrack list.)

Overall: Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars (As the gun gives power to its owner, it also goes through interesting stories highlighted by great technical editing)

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