English Title: The Girl and the Gun
The protagonist is a saleslady in a local department store. Her everyday life is composed of an exhausting commute home. She deals with the manager who always seems to have something to say about her physical state; her co-worker, Ted who is obviously interested in her but can’t take a hint; and from the catcallers near where she lives. When she finally gets home, there’s no one there but her roommate who couldn’t care less about her. All that is about to change when she reaches the gate to her boarding house and finds a peculiar looking gun right on her doorstep. Suddenly, she can do anything she wants, talk back to whoever she wants, and even hurt anyone she wants.
Rae Red is a screenwriter and filmmaker. She wrote the Philippine entry to the 90th Academy Awards, Birdshot (2017). Her short film, Luna (2016), was a finalist at the CineFilipino Film Festival Short Features category. Her first feature film, Si Chedeng at Si Apple is a finalist at the 2017 Cinema One Originals Film Festival. Si Chedeng at Si Apple has participated in the Far East Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Frameline, Cinema Queer, Kansai Queer Film Festival, and Cinematografo. Babae at Baril is her first solo directorial film.