Cignal Entertainment’s Babae at Baril nabs most awards at the QCinema Pylon Awards

Cignal Entertainment and Epic Media’s Babae at Baril brought home the most number of awards at the recent QCinema Pylon Awards night tying the movie “Cleaners” with three wins each.b

Babae at Baril took home top honors including, Best Director for Rae Red, Best Actress for Janine Gutierrez and Gender Sensitivity Award.

Here is the complete list of winners:

  • Audience Choice Award, QCShorts Competition: “Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss”
  • Audience Choice Award, Asian Next Wave Competition: “Cleaners”
  • Gender Sensitivity Award, Asian Next Wave Competition: “Babae at Baril”
  • Best Screenplay, Asian Next Wave Competition: Glenn Barit, “Cleaners”
  • Best Artistic Contribution, Asian Next Wave Competition: Lee Chatametikool (Editing), “Nakorn-Sawan”
  • Special Jury Prize, QCShorts Competition: “Tokwifi” (Carla Pulido Ocampo)
  • Best Actress, Asian Next Wave Competition: Janine Gutierrez, “Babae at Baril”
  • Best Actor, Asian Next Wave Competition: Por Silatsa, “The Long Walk”
  • Best Director, Asian Next Wave Competition: Rae Red, “Babae at Baril”
  • Best Film, QCShorts Competition: “Judy Free” (Che Tagyamon)
  • Netpac Jury Prize, Asian Next Wave Competition: “Suburban Birds” (Sheng Qiu, China/Taiwan)
  • Best Film, Asian Next Wave Competition: “Cleaners” (Glenn Barit, Philippines)

It is the first Best Actress win for the Kapuso star, who dedicated the win to all empowered women in the country.

“Para sa lahat ng babaeng lumaban at patuloy na lumalaban, thank you po,” she said.

Janine said she didn’t expect to win the Best Actress award at all.

“Hindi po talaga. I really went here to support my director and the whole crew, the whole cast, so this is such a huge bonus for me, as in, super,” she said.

A girl, a gun, and desperate times. 

When watching the movie its hard not to compare Janina’s character with that of Arthur Fleck (who became Joker played magnificently by Joaquin Phoenix) Not because of the story but because of the circumstances of continued abuse experienced by Janine’s characer.

Janine stars as a saleslady in a local department store. Her everyday life is composed of an exhausting commute home and a Manager who always seems to have something to say about her physical state. 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 finds a peculiar looking gun right on her doorstep. Her life instantly changes as she feels she can do anything she wants, talk back to whomever she wants, and even hurt anyone she wants. 

The film stars Janine Gutierrez, Felix Roco, Elijah Canlas, JC Santos, and Sky Teotico with special participation of Ruby Ruiz, Allan Paule, and Archie Adamos and will be shown in selected cinemas from October 15 to 22, 2019.

Babae at Baril is director Rae Red’s sophomore feature and first solo directorial effort. The movie tackles how it is like to be a woman in a world of violence and masculinity. 

check out our photos from the Gala Screening below:

Babae at Baril is one of the three recipients of production grants amounting to P1.5 million each from QCinema. The movie will be competing along with Glenn Barit’s The Cleaners and Arnel Barbarona’s Kaaway sa Sulod, and against entries from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, and China.

QCinema 2019 runs from October 13 to 22 and will be screening films at Gateway Mall, Ayala Trinoma, Robinsons Galleria, UPFI Cine Adarna, Cinema ’76 Anonas, and Cinema Centenario in Quezon City.

Have you watched #BabaeAtBaril? Do you think Janine deserves the Best Actress trophy? Share your thoughts in the comment section!

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