- International Premiere
Babae at Baril (The Girl with the Gun)
Director: Rae RED
2019｜Philippines｜80min｜Language: Filipino｜Subtitles: English, Japanese
|3/7 (Sat)||14:40||Cine Libre Umeda 4|
|3/11 (Wed)||19:05||ABC Hall|
- Janine GUTIERREZ
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.