What advice do we best give our children? I was an honor to be part of the invited media watching Direk Erik Matti's "Honor Thy Father" last night as the featured film in the opening night of Cinema One Originals 2015 Kakaiba Ka Ba at Trinoma Cinema 7. All film directors and cast of Joel Ferrer's cross-generational screwball romcom "Baka Siguro Yata", Sheron Dayoc's religious horror gothic "Bukod Kang Pinagpala", Ivan Andrew Payawal's comedy "The Comeback", Sari Dahlena's "Dahling Nick", Bor Ocampo's "Dayung Asu", Ralston Jover's "Hamog", Carl Joseph Papa's fully-animated "Manang Biring", Raymond Red's "Mga Rebeldeng Walang Kaso" and Ara Chawdhury's "Miss Bulalacao competing for the film festival from Nov9-17 were present including the featured film Honor Thy Father's Perla Bautista, Dan Fernandez, Kahlil Ramos, Boom Labrusca, Yayo Aguila, William Martinez, Merryl Soriano and John Lloyd Cruz.
When you think the movie is about interlaced crime of scams, it isn't. Like what direk Erik Matti had said about John Lloyd, you will vouch to the claim that he is definitely the greatest actor of his time. The fuss about him shaving his head in front of his own daughter squealing his real emotion was worth it and it was the most unforgettable scene for me. It was that brave moment of running the hair razor from his forehead all the way down to his back that he said how he admired the courage of his daughter who poked the eye of classmate peeping. It was breathtaking to witness a handsome and brilliant John Lloyd show his passion for the film leaving the rest of the details impasse of his class. John Lloyd had much contribution to the genre of film culture adept at the present movie-goers' need. He is an icon of the women being the ideal man able to articulate what most men can't and he brings another level of acting with Honor Thy Father. In the right circumstances, the wrong may just be right. We teach morality based on how our parents raised us. Egay(John Lloyd) learned to be wise from his previous experiences. It's all those pent-up anxiety that may have contributed to the type of father he had become.
It is definitely not predictable and surely provides that edge-of-your-seat excitement towards the climax. Congratulations Direk Erik Matti and Reality Entertainment for bringing another distinct and world-class film. I am already excited watching all the movies in Cinema One Originals 2015 from Nov. 9-17 at Trinoma, Glorietta, SM Megamall and Resorts World Manila. For screening schedules, please visit https://www.facebook.com/CinemaOneOriginals and follow the social media sites of Cinema One Channel on Twitter and Instagram for more updates. Thank you Cinema One!