Director Erik Matti announced on his Facebook account that the film “Honor Thy Father” where John Lloyd is the lead actor, will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month.
The netizens were happy with the good news and appreciated the director’s masterpiece and John Lloyd’s acting skills. John Lloyd even shaved his hair for his role in the film.
According to the TIFF website, the movie was described as “A pair of married white-collar swindlers run afoul of their latest victims, in this suspenseful crime drama from celebrated Filipino director Erik Matti.”
Honor Thy Father failed to enter the top 8 movies for the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) this year and John Lloyd aired his dismay for not being included in previous interviews.
“Di nga kami tinanggap ng MMFF, sayang, ang hinahanap ko rin dun is you know mabigyan din yung, mabigyan ng chance yung mga ganitong klaseng pelikula na mai-showcase rin sa ganung season. I believe yung MMFF is para sa lahat ng pelikula eh, hindi lang naman para sa siguradong blockbuster or tumatabo sa takilya,” he commented.
“Malayo siguro sa criteria na mayroon ang MMFF, and we totally respect that. Siyempre, hindi naman kami ang committee, sila ang committee so they get to decide," he added.