Honor Thy Father is set to have its world premiere at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival.
Director Erik Matti's latest movie is one of the Filipino films selected for the film fest that will take place in Canada from September 10-20, 2015.
The movie trailer of Honor Thy Father was uploaded on TIFF's YouTube channel yesterday, August 19.
Honor Thy Father is described by the Toronto IFF as follows: "An idyllic family’s life crumbles when the couple, Edgar and Kaye, discover that the investment scheme Kaye runs is one big scam. With friends turning against them and murderous big-time investors at their heels, Edgar is forced to return to his dark roots to save his family."
ABS-CBN prime actor, John Lloyd Cruz, had to shave his head for his role as Edgar, a father who is desperate to save his daughter from those holding her in exchange for P6 million.
This movie also stars Meryll Soriano as Edgar's wife Kaye while Tirso Cruz III plays a bishop trying to help the couple.
The crime thriller (also known previously as Ponzi and Con Man) was not included in the 8 official entries of the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival.
The Executive Committee of the MMFF selected this movie for the 9th slot, making it a backup in case any entry is not finished on time or if any entry backs out from the competition.
(Read: MMFF 2015 entries revealed)
Watch the official trailer here: