John Lloyd Cruz gives a powerful performance in Erik Matti’s Honor Thy Father, which the director calls “a serious film” for the drama actor.
Honor Thy Father also stars Meryll Soriano, Daniel Fernando, Boom Labrusca, and Khalil Ramos.
According to Direk Erik, the success of this MMFF 2015 entry, highly acclaimed during its world premiere in Toronto, boils down to the effective portrayal of the actors.
“It would have been a totally different tone if I wasn’t dealing with really good actors. The tone we wanted was really like this,” says Direk Erik about this movie that is graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board.
Get a glimpse of the movie’s powerful scenes here: