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‘Babae at Baril’ to open New York Asian Film Festival 2020

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‘Babae at Baril’ to open New York Asian Film Festival 2020
The festival happens from August 28 to September 12

The movie Babae at Baril, starring Janine Gutierrez, has been chosen as the opening film in the New York Asian Film Festival 2020. The festival is scheduled from August 28 to September 12.

The organizers confirmed the news on its social media pages, with Janine expressing her excitement on Instagram last August 11.

“So excited and soo fffffing wish we could actually go to New York for the North American premiere at the NYAFF but, nonetheless congrats to the team!” Janine said of the movie, which has the international name The Girl and the Gun.

Babae at Baril is available in the Philippines on Cignal Play streaming. I hope you get to see it. So proud to be part of this female-led team.”

The movie is directed by Rae Red, with Bianca Balbuena and Iana Bernardez as producers.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, August 16, Janine wrote how proud she is of the movie, whose production team is composed mostly of women.

“So proud that this female team (female-directed and written, female produced, female edited, female shot!!) has made it to the @newyorkasianfilmfestival and is the opening film!!”

“So excited that Babae at Baril written and directed by @raeredcc is representing the Philippines in a festival that has, in the past, featured some of the most amazing Filipino films (that I love!!) !! (Erik Matti’s Buy Bust, @red_mikhail’s Birdshot, Mario Cornejo’s Apocalypse Child)” 

“Happy that it will be available everywhere in the US through streaming and I can’t wait for you to see it. I’m counting the pros because it has always been my dreaaaammm to attend international festivals and it’s so bittersweet that the #NYAFF is only online for now, but that just means we’ll have to make our own little red carpet/theatre / forum here. Join me,” she said.

Babae at Baril tells the story of a saleslady (Janine), whose life changes when she discovers a gun and the power it can give her.

The movie, which first premiered in the 2019 QCinema Film Festival, won 3 awards, including Best Director for Rae Red and Best Actress for Janine in the Asian Next Wave Competition. – 

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