KONTROLADO NI GIRLY ANG BUHAY N’YA (GIRLY IS IN CONTROL OF HIS LIFE)
by Gilb Baldoza
Gay teenager Girly looks for a job in a world he is unaware of
Gilb Baldoza is a film graduate from UP Film Institute with passion towards a sensitive and free representation of third-world queers in pictures. As a film student, he gained exposure and signature upon making queer-centric short films in realist third-world rural town of San Mateo, Rizal.
“Kontrolado ni Girly ang Buhay N’ya” is a slice-of-life of a teenage gay oppressed by his environment’s economic and sexist factors, in which the marginalized characters in the film try to survive and live on to what the realities of their lives offer. The film uses queer feminism on patriarchy, capitalism, and sexual violence as its main framework as these reflect on the women and queer characters as primary mobilizers of progression and how they share such power to fight against their common oppressors. The film uses humanism and its universal language of humanity translated in writing, cinematography, editing, and design in the film’s form of its message to transverse divisions of individuality and power and to suture the audience’s consciousness in a non-passive familiar transcendence into the film’s humanism and reality.
RATING: R 18