The suspense thriller film Honor Thy Father which stars actor John Lloyd Cruz and is directed by Erik Matti has earned positive comments from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It was recently announced that this movie would go international after having failed to enter in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
In John Lloyd’s previous interviews, he stated that he’s not expecting anything regarding the possible inclusion of the film if ever a movie backs out from the MMFF but he said that all he knows is that the movie is beautiful.
"Honor Thy Father is many things: a suspenseful story of betrayal and retribution, a drama about familial reconciliation, and a commentary on the tenuous nature of newfound wealth," says Steve Gravestock of TIFF.
He also commended Erik Matti’s craft and John Lloyd’s acting skills.
"Holding everything together are Matti's fluid, skilled direction and the tightly wound performance by Cruz, whose Edgar — disgusted by the greed and hypocrisy he encounters — seems always on the verge of exploding.
"...Honor Thy Father seems more mordantly sarcastic with every passing minute in Filipino director Erik Matti's portrait of a man beset by his devout wife's Daddy issues..." he added.