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  • International Premiere


Babae at Baril (The Girl with the Gun)

Director: Rae RED

2019|Philippines|80min|Language: Filipino|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/7 (Sat) 14:40 Cine Libre Umeda 4    
3/11 (Wed) 19:05 ABC Hall    
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It's a man's world and in writer/director Rae RED's film, most men are violent and creeps so what is a girl to do when violence rules everything? This is the question that the titular Girl has to answer as she runs a daily terrifying and exhausting gauntlet of sexual harassment and physical threat in and out of work. An incident pushes her to the point of breaking but the serendipitous appearance of a gun allows her to upend the traditional power structures and gives her a dangerous sense of power. However, the film becomes much more than a revenge-thriller as it launches into being a pathology of violence that stretches back decades and explores the life of a gun and each of the people whose hands it passes through.

[Jason MAHER]